Kolkata: With rich tributes pouring in from all quarters for Sachin Tendulkar on his 40th birthday, his childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar, too conveyed his wishes and said the Indian batsman would live happily as long as he plays.
Speaking on behalf of the 80-year-old Dronacharya Award winning coach, who is not keeping well after his hip bone fracture, daughter Kalpana told told PTI, "My blessings are always there with him."
"May he be blessed with more and more runs. I want to see him play really long. He will live happily as long as he plays. Cricket is his passion," Achrekar said through Kalpana.
Tendulkar had paid a visit to Achrekar whom he considers his guru ahead of the Australia series, which India won 4-0....more
03:41 PM, Apr 23, 2013