The first coach of Sachin Tendulkar, Ramakant Acharkar Passed away at the age of 87 at Shivaji Park Residence in Mumbai,on Wednesday. Sachin’s childhood coach Ramakant moulded Sachin’s career as a cricketer.
The veteran coach also trained other players like,Vinod Kambli,Praveen Amre,Sameer Dighe,Balwinder Singh.
Ramakant trained Sachin and his elder brother at Shivaji park Mumbai and awarded a vada pav for good performances.
“(Achrekar) Sir was strict at times, extremely strict and also caring and loving. Sir did not say well-played to me ever, (but) I knew (when) Sir has taken me to have bhelpuri or paani-puri, Sir is happy, I have done something nice on the field,” Sachin’s words about his coach-indictes the play makers strategy which moulded the legendary player, Sachin.
The veteran coach also got honoured several times by Indian government like Padma Sree in 2010 and Dronacharya in 1990.