Renowned cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar gave Indian cricket its most precious jewel in the form of Sachin Tendulkar. The 87-year-old Dronacharya awardee is no more with us but as his most favourite pupil says, 'Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar Sir.' Sachin, obviously, is not the only one who will miss one of India's most renowned coaches. The whole cricketing world has gathered to pay its tribute Achrekar sir.
You’ll always be in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/0UIJemo5oM— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 2, 2019
Yes it's true that world knew Ramakant Acharekar because of @sachin_rt only.— Sara & Arjun Tendulkar Gang (@SaraArjunGang) January 2, 2019
But it's more than a fact that that naughty kid became Sachin Tendulkar because of Ramakant Achrekar Sir only.
RIP #RamakantAchrekar Sir You will always be remembered forever. pic.twitter.com/ESEYKQXySx
The Indian players will be seen wearing black armbands in Sydney I hope. RV Achrekar rest in peace. You were the king among cricket gurus.— Clayton J Murzello (@ClaytonMurzello) January 2, 2019
Ramakant Achrekar - The Giving Tree that gave some of the most delicious fruits to Indian cricket. If Sachin Tendulkar was king mango, others were juicy guavas and water melons.— Sidhanta Patnaik (@sidhpat) January 2, 2019
The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense. pic.twitter.com/mK0nQODo6b— BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019
Ramakant Achrekar is no more. Deepest condolensces to the family and to his students including Sachin Pravin Amre and Atul Ranade. Will forever live in peoples hearts in India. Thanks Sir for all you did for Indian cricket.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 2, 2019
Our condolences at the passing away of the legendary coach Shri #RamakantAchrekar Besides Sachin Tendulkar, he also coached some other prominent players.— MumbaiCongress (@INCMumbai) January 2, 2019
He was bestowed with country's fourth highest civilian award - Padma Shri in 2010 and Dronacharya Award in 1990. pic.twitter.com/7oupOOO2hq
Sir #RamakantAchrekar’s life is symbolic of greatness in simplicity. Not only did he craft a jewel in @sachin_rt , but he also showed how success was a process of sincerity and hard work. May his soul RIP. pic.twitter.com/zWx3mUotSr— Nakash Aziz (@AzizNakash) January 2, 2019
Cartoonist: Satish Acharya