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Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar's childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away

PTI
Published Jan 2, 2019, 7:31 pm IST
Updated Jan 3, 2019, 1:52 pm IST
Best known for being the childhood coach of Tendulkar, Achrekar was also a Padmashri awardee.
Besides Tendulkar, Achrekar also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu. (Photo: PTI)
 Besides Tendulkar, Achrekar also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who is credited with shaping the early career of Sachin Tendulkar, died on Wednesday.

He was 87 and a family member told PTI that he passed away owing to old-age related ailments.

 

"He (Achrekar Sir) is no more with us. He passed away this evening," his kin Rashmi Dalvi told PTI over phone.

Best known for being the childhood coach of Tendulkar, who has always acknowledged him as his mentor, Achrekar was also a Padmashri awardee.

 

Besides Tendulkar, he also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

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