Coins by Achrekar are priceless for Sachin

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:53 hrs
Sachin Tendulkar enjoys family vacation after retirement

Mumbai: One would be spoilt for choice if he is asked to choose his favourite pick from the following memorabilias: a signed boxing gloves by Muhammed Ali, a guitar signed by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler, a bat autographed by none other than Sir Don Bradman.

But ask Sachin Tendulkar and the answer will be the coins that he earned from his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar after those rigorous training sessions at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana ground.

During those days, Achrekar would put a Re 1 coin on top of the stump and if Sachin wouldn't get out, the coin would be his.

"I think the most important memorabilia for me is the coins that I have got from my coach Achrekar sir, those are the most important ones," Tendulkar said at the launch of India's first celebrity commerce website Collectabillia in association with Cafe Coffee Day lounge.

The Collectabilia Celebrity Walls which would feature some rare authentic memorabilia autographed by legends from different walks of life.

The collection includes Sachin Tendulkar 200th Test commemorative autographed bat, along with boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.

After having a look at Ali's big gloves, Tendulkar said that it was exactly the same that is there in his Bandra bunglow.

"On my 40th birthday, I got a pleasant surprise from Anjana (Anjana Reddy, who is MD of Universal Sportsbiz that operates The Muhammad Ali's glove that you are seeing here --I have one exactly like that at home signed by Muhammad Ali. That has to be a special memorabilia."

Another priceless piece of memorabilia has to be the framed picture and bat signed by Sir Don.

"Apart from Ali's signed gloves, Sir Don's autographed bat and framed picture another precious item that I possess," the cricket legend said.

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