On Guru Purnima, Sachin Tendulkar thanks his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar for guiding him
On Guru Purnima, Sachin Tendulkar posted a heartfelt note for his childhood coach Late Ramakant Achrekar.
Calling him his 'guru', Tendulkar thanked him for guiding him and making him what he is today.
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 16, 2019
गुरुः साक्षात् परब्रम्ह तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥
Guru is the one who removes the darkness of ignorance in the student.
Thank you Achrekar Sir for being that Guru & guide to me and making me what I am today.#GuruPurnima pic.twitter.com/Tbd74ZdVb0
An Indian cricket coach from Mumbai, Ramakant Achrekar founded Kamath Memorial Cricket Club at Shivaji Park, Dadar and coached and nurtured numerous cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar and Vinod Kambli.
A recipient of Padma Shri and Dronacharya Award, Achrekar passed away earlier this year in January. At that point, Tendulkar had revealed how his brother Ajit Tendulkar had taken him to meet Achrekar when he was 11 and called the meeting the biggest turning point of his career.