Sachin Tendulkar with late childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar. @ PTI
Sachin Tendulkar with late childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar. @ PTI

Ramakant Achrekar, the legendary cricket coach, who shaped up Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar’s illustrious career which spanned over a period of 24 years (1989-2013), passed away peacefully in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was 87.

Achrekar was conferred with the Dronacharya award in 1990 for his services to cricket coaching and in 2010 was bestowed with the Padma Shri award.

ALSO READ: Sachin Tendulkar releases statement after death of guru Ramakant Achrekar

Members of the cricket fraternity along with Twitter saluted one of Mumbai cricket’s famous mentors.