Sachin Tendulkar never misses a chance to recognise his childhood cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar’s endeavours that had helped him wind up plainly one of the legends of the game.

He posted an old photo of Achrekar and himself and inscribed it: “#HappyGuruPurnima to Achrekar sir and other coaches who have helped me throughout my career. Your contributions have been priceless!” Tendulkar made his debut for Team India at the youthful age of 16 against Pakistan in Karachi and went ahead to wind up noticeably a legend of the game.

The account of a youthful Mumbai fellow getting to be plainly world cricket’s greatest cricketer is known to every one of us. Sachin Tendulkar has said thanks to various individuals throughout his life for his humongous achievement, and one name which always showed up in his Thank You note is that of Ramakant Achrekar.

Quite, it was Tendulkar’s sibling Ajit who had taken schoolboy to Achrekar. The adventure that started at Shivaji Park in Mumbai went ahead to wind up plainly a standout amongst the most praised stories in sports history.

The 44-year old had made One-Day Internationals (ODIs) history by scoring the debut double century (200 not out off 147 balls) against South Africa in 2010. India won that match by a difference of 153 runs.

Tendulkar, who is as of now an individual from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), has 49 hundreds and 96 half-centuries in ODIs. He’s additionally scored 51 Test centuries in his career.

The celebrated cricket coach Achrekar is the beneficiary of lofty awards in India – Padma Shri (nation’s fourth most astounding civilian honour) in 2010 and Dronacharya Award (for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games) in 1990.