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File photo of Sachin Tendulkar and his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar.(Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Tendulkar pens emotional note on coach Achrekar’s birth anniversary

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Tendulkar took a trip down memory lane and penned an emotional note thanking his coach for helping him and other cricketers realise their potential.
Sachin Tendulkar with Ajit Agarkar.(Instagram)
Sachin Tendulkar with Ajit Agarkar.(Instagram)

‘Wanted to be a batsman, had same coach’: Former India pacer reveals why he was dubbed ‘next Sachin Tendulkar’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar was once touted to be the “next Sachin Tendulkar”. In an interview to Aakash Chopra, he reveals why.
File image of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sachin Tendulkar reveals he wasn’t selected when he appeared for first selection trials

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar, who has a staggering 15,921 Test runs and 18,426 ODI runs, credited his family and coach Ramakant Achrekar for supporting him in his journey.
Upon Achrekar’s death, Tendulkar had said that his childhood coach had built the foundation of the master blaster’s cricketing career.(Sachin Tendulkar Twitter)
Upon Achrekar’s death, Tendulkar had said that his childhood coach had built the foundation of the master blaster’s cricketing career.(Sachin Tendulkar Twitter)

Teachers Day 2019: Sachin Tendulkar pays homage to coach Ramakant Achrekar on Teachers’ Day

Asian News International | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:31 PM IST
Upon Achrekar’s death, Tendulkar had said that his childhood coach had built the foundation of the master blaster’s cricketing career.
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday paid homage to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.(HT file)
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday paid homage to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.(HT file)

Teachers’ Day: Sachin Tendulkar pays homage to coach Ramakant Achrekar

ANI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday paid homage to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar with childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar.(Twitter)
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar with childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar.(Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to coach Ramakant Achrekar on Guru Purnima

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 02:59 PM IST
The Dronacharya awardee, has trained Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli among others at Shivaji Park in Dadar.

Sachin Tendulkar: The Living God of Cricket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Having debuted in 1989, he played 664 international matches in a two-decade career. He is the only player to have scored 100 international tons, the first to score a double ton in a ODIs and the only one to cross 30,000 runs in ODIs and Tests together.
File image of Sachin Tendulkar(PTI)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar(PTI)

Tendulkar recalls when he faced elder brother Ajit and did not want to win

Mumbai | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Tendulkar was speaking after inaugurating the pavilion at the MIG Cricket Club in suburban Bandra, which was named after him.
File photo cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar with Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli in Mumbai.(PTI)
File photo cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar with Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli in Mumbai.(PTI)

Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli remember late coach Ramakant Achrekar

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 08:30 PM IST
Tendulkar recollected how the revered coach, who died here last week aged 87, asked him to go back to his original low grip after advising him to hold the bat higher and seeing it did not work well.
The sheer longevity of his coaching career reflects Achrekar’s abiding passion for cricket.(Hemant Padalkar/HT)
The sheer longevity of his coaching career reflects Achrekar’s abiding passion for cricket.(Hemant Padalkar/HT)

Achrekar sowed seeds of greatness at the grassroots

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2019 01:19 AM IST
The renown Achrekar, who passed away on Wednesday, earned is without doubt linked directly to the exploits of Sachin Tendulkar, who became the exemplar of batsmanship and the game’s lodestar from the early 1990s till he retired in 2013.
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Vinod Kambli pose for a picture with their former coach Ramakant Achrekar. File photo.(AFP)
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Vinod Kambli pose for a picture with their former coach Ramakant Achrekar. File photo.(AFP)

Maharashtra govt mulls setting up institute in Ramakant Achrekar’s memory

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 10:59 PM IST
Ramakant Achrekar’s funeral sans state honours Thursday morning raised eyebrows
Sachin Tendulkar attends the funeral of Ramakant Achrekar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Sachin Tendulkar attends the funeral of Ramakant Achrekar.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

How a Ramakant Achrekar slap shaped Sachin Tendulkar’s career

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar recollects the time when a tight Ramakant Achrekar slap made him work harder to achieve his dreams
File image of Ramakant Achrekar withSachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli.(Popperfoto/Getty Images)
File image of Ramakant Achrekar withSachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli.(Popperfoto/Getty Images)

‘Cricket in heaven’: Tendulkar honours boyhood coach Ramakant Achrekar

New Delhi | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Achrekar, a club-level coach, discovered a 12-year-old Tendulkar’s extraordinary talents in Mumbai and nurtured him on his way to becoming cricket’s most prolific run-scorer of all time.
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday(Hemant Padalkar/HT)
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday(Hemant Padalkar/HT)

Ramakant Achrekar cremated, tearful Sachin Tendulkar in attendance

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday at his Shivaji Park residence in Dadar in Central Mumbai.
Virat Kohli, second left, leads his team out for a ceremony before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.(AP)
Virat Kohli, second left, leads his team out for a ceremony before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.(AP)

India vs Australia: Why both teams are wearing black armbands in Sydney Test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:37 AM IST
India were wearing black armbands on Thursday as a mark of respect to the passing of Ramakant Achrekar - the childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar.
File image - Sachin Tendulkar with Ramakant Achrekar during the premiere of his biopic 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.(Hindustan Times)
File image - Sachin Tendulkar with Ramakant Achrekar during the premiere of his biopic 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.(Hindustan Times)

Ramakant Achrekar - A guru who shaped many careers

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Devarchit Varma
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Not only Sachin Tendulkar, but supremely talented Vinod Kambli was also among Achrekar’s students along with Pravin Amre, Ajit Agarkar and Ramesh Powar.
A file photo of Ramakant Achrekar.(Twitter/BCCI)
A file photo of Ramakant Achrekar.(Twitter/BCCI)

‘Well played sir, may you coach more wherever you are’: Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Ramakant Achrekar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 09:08 PM IST
Ramakant Achrekar competed in just one first-class match but was instrumental in moulding Sachin Tendulkar as a child, often driving him to stadiums on his scooter
File image of Sachin Tendulkar touching feet of coach Ramakant Achrekar(Prakash Parsekar)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar touching feet of coach Ramakant Achrekar(Prakash Parsekar)

Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar passes away

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:42 PM IST
Besides Tendulkar, he also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.
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