Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to coach Ramakant Achrekar on Teacher's Day

NEW DELHI: former Indian Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday he paid tribute to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of teacher's day.

Tendulkar shared a flashback image on Twitter in which he receives instructions from his coach and captioned the publication as: Teachers teach not only education but also values. Achrekar Sir taught me to play directly on the field and in life. I always thank you for your immeasurable contribution in my life. Your lessons continue to guide me today. #TeachersDay.

The unconditional coach had passed away at the age of 87 in January of this year.

After Achrekar's death, Tendulkar had said that his childhood coach had built the foundations of the Blaster Master's Cricket career.

Cricket in the sky will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar Sir. Like many of his students, I learned my ABCD from Cricket under the direction of the lord. Your contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation on which I stand, Tendulkar had said.

Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and we spent time together. We share a laugh remembering the old days. Achrekar Sir taught us the virtues of playing and living without problems. Thanks for joining us. of his life and enriching us with his training manual. Well played, sir and that you can train more wherever you are, he added.

Earlier this year, Tendulkar became the sixth Indian to be included in the ICC Hall of Fame.

The 46-year-old made his debut for India at the age of 16 and immediately became country's favourite Cricket er. He aggregated 34,357 runs across formats, which is more than 6,000 runs ahead of the second-placed former Sri Lanka Cricket er Kumar Sangakkara.

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Tendulkar holds the record of being the highest run-scorer of all time in the international Cricket , having notched up 18,426 runs in ODI and 15,921 runs in Test matches.

At the age of 37, Tendulkar played his final World Cup which turned out to be a fruitful campaign for India. The Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka by six home wickets in the 2011 edition, which made Tendulkar a member of the World Cup winning team and ended up becoming the top scorer in India and second in the tournament.

He retired from the 50+ format in 2012. He scored his hundredth century in his second last game. The master blaster appeared for the last time in Test against the West Indies at home in November 2013, which was his 200th game.

Since his retirement, Tendulkar has appeared at ICC events as ambassador for several tournaments, including the 2015 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup and the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup.

The blaster teacher has served as a mentor for the Mumbai Indians who compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL).