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Ye dosti hum nahi todenge: Vinod Kambli wishes Sachin Tendulkar on Friendship Day

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Published Aug 5, 2018, 5:42 pm IST
Updated Aug 5, 2018, 5:55 pm IST
The duo shares a great bond that dates back to their schooling days.
Tendulkar and Kambli were students of famed coach Ramakant Achrekar and both went to play for India and their friendship was well known to all. (Photo: PTI)
 Tendulkar and Kambli were students of famed coach Ramakant Achrekar and both went to play for India and their friendship was well known to all. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: As the world celebrated Friendship Day on Sunday, Vinod Kambli took to Twitter and shared an affectionate message for long-time friend Sachin Tendulkar.

The duo shares a great bond that dates back to their schooling days when they stitched a record-breaking 664-run partnership during a school tournament.

 

“On field you are the greatest that the game could produce, off the field, you are Jay and me, Veeru... On this friendship day all I want to say is.. @sachin_rt “Ye dosti hum nahi todenge.. Todenge dam magar tera saath na chodenge,” the 46-year-old wrote.

Former India batsman Kambli said that he took up to coaching on the advice of his friend and one-time team-mate Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar and Kambli were students of famed coach Ramakant Achrekar and both went to play for India and their friendship was well known to all.

And Kambli credited Tendulkar for bringing him back on a cricket field, not as a player but as a coach.

“When I retired from cricket, it had occurred to me, now what, I thought will do commentary or I was a expert on TV, But my love has always been cricket, so I got on to the field,” Kambli said.

 

 “Sachin (Tendulkar) knows how much I love cricket, so he said to me why don’t you start coaching, so I would say that I have embarked a path which he (Tendulkar) has shown and I have started on it,” Kambli, the first Indian to score two back to back double hundreds, told reporters in Mumbai.

"So I would say that he (Tendulkar) has a big hand in bringing me back on to the field. Whatever we have learnt from (Ramakant) Achrekar Sir, so I think the time has come, that to pass it on to the next generation, if the youngsters can take advantage of this, it will be great,” Kambli, known for his flamboyant batting, added.

 

According to Kambli, he would like to inculcate the values which he learnt from Achrekar to his students.

“I would like to inculcate the values what Achrekar Sir has passed on specially getting the basis right all the time, whether you are playing for the school, or Ranji Trophy or for your country,” Kambli said.

“(The) one thing which I always remember which I am going to pass on to the students, usually people say practice makes a man perfect but my coach (Achrekar) Sir used to say perfect practice makes a man perfect, so that’s how me and Sachin and all his students work towards having a perfect practice,” he quipped.

 

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