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Celebrated cricket coach Ranmakant Achrekar no more

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Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who is credited with shaping the early career of Sachin Tendulkar, died on Wednesday.

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He was 87 and a family member told agencies that he passed away owing to old-age related ailments.

“He (Archrekar Sir) is no more with us. He passed away this evening,” his kin Rashmi Dalvi told agencies over phone.

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Best known for being the childhood coach of Tendulkar, who has always acknowledged him as his mentor, Achrekar was also a Padmashri awardee.

Besides Tendulkar, he also coached some prominent players in Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

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