Mumbai: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has learnt many lessons on his way to reach the highest echelons of the sport. Even after retirement, the God of Cricket continues to guide every young cricketer with his valuable inputs.
As the world celebrated Teachers Day on Tuesday, the Indian cricket legend took to Twitter to greet all his teachers and offered his gratitude for the necessary lessons that made him who he is today.
In the video, the former Indian batsman portrays an incident during his childhood that was a life changing moment.
Tendulkar talks about his childhood days when he still learning the ropes in the sport under coach Ramakant Achrekar.
"I only played for the junior school team and our school senior team was playing the Harris Shields final at the Wankhede Stadium. My coach, Ramakant Achrekar sir, had arranged a practice match for me and I was told to attend the practice match right after school. However, I left the practice match and was sitting in the stands of the Wankhede Stadium to cheer the senior team. After the match ended, I saw Achrekar sir and went to greet him," Tendulkar narrates.
"On knowing I bunked the match to cheer for my senior team, he scolded in front of everyone. He said, ‘You don't have to clap and cheer for others, you concentrate on your cricket, achieve something big in life so that others can clap and cheer for you.’ And this was one of my greatest lessons of life," Tendulkar adds.
Several other cricketers and the sports fraternity also poured out their wishes on Twitter
The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 5, 2017
A heartfelt thanks to all my gurus 🙌🙏#HappyTeachersDay
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill a love of learning. Thanking all my teachers on teachers day. #TeachersDay— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) September 5, 2017
On #TeachersDay, a thank you to coaches.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 5, 2017
"A coach will impact more young ppl in a yr than the avg person does in a lifetime." - Billy Graham
Happy Teachers Day to all the teachers out there!! The world wudnt be the same without your guidance #TeachersDay— Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) September 5, 2017
Happy Teachers Day To Everyone Who Is Rising By Uplifting Others !!!#TeachersDay— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 5, 2017
To the best teacher of the world" every one has a fav teachers mines r my parents who made me the person that i am today! Happy teachers day pic.twitter.com/eFwPywhLyg— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 5, 2017
Happy #TeachersDay. My salute to all my coaches for helping me to achieved my dreams— Mary Kom (@MangteC) September 5, 2017
Coming from a teaching family background I realise the importance of teachers . Their teachings only make us better. Happy teachers day.😀😀 pic.twitter.com/OjqM6QfS3c— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 5, 2017
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. Teaching surely is love in its purest form.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 5, 2017