Ramakant Achrekar

  • Ramakant Achrekar gets CNN-IBN IOTY 2013 for Outstanding Achievement December 21, 2013

    A Dronacharya and Padma Shri awardee, Achrekar is a perfect example of our age old Guru-Shishya tradition. ...
  • Coins by Achrekar are priceless for Sachin Tendulkar November 27, 2013

    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 Mohammed 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...
  • Achrekar sir told me well done: Sachin Tendulkar November 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar always yearned for a compliment from his beloved coach Ramakant Achrekar and it came on the day when he put an end to his 24-year-old illustrious career. Tendulkar said he received a call from his childhood coach Saturday, congratulating him for the Bharat Ratna award. "Sir...
  • Two men Sachin Tendulkar will always remain indebted to November 16, 2013

    A career that ruled an entire nation for 24 years would not have taken shape like it did had it not been for two persons in Sachin Tendulkar's life - his elder brother Ajit and childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar. Achrekar may never have played the game at the highest level but...
  • Tendulkar walks out to guard of honour in farewell Test November 14, 2013

    Mumbai: A deafening roar greeted Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday at his home ground as India's favourite son walked out to bat in his farewell Test to a guard of honour from his opponents. Tendulkar's 200th Test match, against West Indies, at the Wankhede Stadium will also be his last, as the...
  • Achrekar wants to be in stadium for Tendulkar's swan song game October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: He can barely talk and walk due to health issues but Ramakant Achrekar wants to be in the spectators gallery when his celebrated ward, Sachin Tendulkar, would take guard for one last time, next month. Tendulkar has announced that he will bid adieu to the game after playing his...
  • Sachin will live happily as long as he plays: Ramakant Achrekar April 23, 2013

    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...
  • There is no one like Sachin: Ramakant Achrekar January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar on Thursday reiterated that there is no one like Sachin and took pride that he has served the nation for a long time. Speaking at the inauguration of Nyuzmakers Cricket Challenge, a tournament for jewellery retailers, a frail Achrekar simply said: "There is...
  • Achrekar urges Tendulkar to keep playing April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar turned 39 on Tuesday with an impassioned plea from his childhood coach to carry on playing cricket for India since he is "far from finished". "All those murmurs about his retirement must stop, this is not the right time to go," said Ramakant Achrekar, 80, the man...
  • Tendulkar pays tribute to his three gurus April 14, 2009

    Noida: Sitting on top of a mountain of runs and a heap of records, Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid rich tribute to his three "gurus" without whom, he said, he would have remained just like another youngster. Tendulkar said his father Ramesh Tendulkar, elder brother Ajit...