[caption id="attachment_684793" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Sachin-Tendulkar-123.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-684793" alt="Sachin Tendulkar AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Sachin-Tendulkar-123.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Sachin Tendulkar AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Recalling the contribution made by his coach Ramakant Achrekar to his career, cricket icon <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/ ">Sachin Tendulkar </a> today said coaches and gurus are like parents. <p></p> <p></p>"Coaches, gurus are like our parents, because we end up spending so much time with them, we learn so many things from them," Tendulkar said at a book release function here. <p></p> <p></p>The master batsman released a book on child health-care for parents, "Even When There Is A Doctor", authored by Dr Yashwant Amdekar, Dr Rajesh Chouhan and Krishnan Sivaramakrishnan. <p></p> <p></p>"(Achrekar) Sir was strict at times, extremely strict and also caring and loving. Sir did not say well-played to me ever, (but) I knew (when) Sir has taken me to have bhel-puri or paani-puri, Sir is happy, I have done something nice on the field," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Tendulkar was coached by Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park in Dadar, central Mumbai. <p></p> <p></p>"I was a naughty child, difficult to manage....I was extremely lucky to have a balanced family, my father who was always extremely calm, who never got angry, agitated, and so did my mother...they gave me freedom, pampered me, but never spoiled me," he recollected. <p></p> <p></p>"When the situation demanded to be firm they were firm," Tendulkar added. <p></p> <p></p>He also recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility. <p></p> <p></p>"I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available. <p></p> <p></p>"I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant...with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom," he said. <p></p> <p></p>He credited his wife Anjali for bringing up his children Sara and Arjun. <p></p> <p></p>"I wouldn't want to take any credit, the person behind me (Anjali) -- I would like to give her all the credit and more so because we both were doing well in our careers and when you know that you have a promising future and that is when an individual decides to take a back seat (in career)," he said, referring to his paediatrician wife's decision to devote herself to parenting. <p></p> <p></p>Anjali, who happens to be a student of Dr Amdekar, was present on the occasion.