Aamir Khan Ramakant Achrekar

2019 has begun and the cricketing world has suffered a huge loss as former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar has passed away at the age of 87. The veteran coach breathed his last in Mumbai.

Ramakant Achrekar was born in 1932 and played a key role in shaping up Sachin Tendulkar’s career over the years. Achrekar coached many young players at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park in Dadar. His most famous pupil, Tendulkar, went on to become one of the greatest and most respected batsmen in the game.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and offered his condolences.

Sachin Tendulkar has often mentioned on how Ramakant Achrekar played an integral role in shaping up his career.

In this Instagram image, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli can be seen with Ramakant Achrekar.


In 1990, Achrekar was conferred with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2010. Acherkar had also coached the likes of Vinod Kambli and Ajit Agarkar, who went on to play for India.

May God give Ramakant Achrekar’s family strength and courage to deal with his loss.

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