Ramakant Achrekar, coach of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli has passes away. He breathed his last at his Shivaji Park residence in Dadar, Mumbai. He was 86.
Besides Tendulkar, he also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.
The funeral was attended by Sachin Tendulkar, Raj Thackeray, Vinod Kambli. Achrekar sir was laid to rest at a crematory in Dadar. Several pictures have surfaced on the Internet. Here are a few of them below:
Ramakant Achrekar passes away
Even the Indian cricket team wore a black band on the Day 1 of the 4th Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in order to mourn the death of the coach. The BCCI shared a picture of the team wearing black bands. “As a mark of respect to the demise of Mr.Ramakant Achrekar, the team is wearing black armbands today. #TeamIndia,”
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019
From the very start, Tendulkar has always maintained that Achrekar played a major role in building his career which spanned for 24 years. Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award in 1990 and the Padma Shri in 2010. Tendulkar played a total of 200 Test and 463 ODIs for India amassing over 34,000 international runs.
The 45-year-old was the first batsman in the history of cricket to score a double-century (200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in 2010) in ODI cricket.
May his soul rest in peace!