<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar reveals skipping training session during childhood days" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130128192647.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar reveals skipping training session during childhood days" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar will be playing for Mumbai against Rest of India in the upcoming Irani Cup tie © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Feb 5, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Indian cricket legend <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>, who helped in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sachin-Tendulkar-bats-for-Support-My-School-campaign-helps-raise-crores/22707" target="_blank">raising Rs 13.6 crore towards the revitalisation of 272 schools</a> across India, revealed that as a young cricketer he bunked a few practise sessions.<br /> <br /> While speaking to children present in the <em>NDTV's Coca Cola Support My School campaign</em>, Tendulkar spoke about the significance of teachers in his childhood.<br /> <br /> "Teachers are very important in a person's life. I remember my cricket coach in particular. Ramakant sir (Ramakant Acharya) was always an inspiration. In fact, me and a few friends bunked practice a few times but he always used to ride his scooter to find and get us back," he said.<br /> <br /> The Little Master revealed that he at times felt like giving a miss to practise session and hang out with friends, but was always caught by his coach or brother.<br /> <br /> "What is important is that when you play, you play but study with full concentration when it is time for that. I did feel like skipping practice 10-15 times but always had a guiding hand to help me," Tendulkar was quoted as saying by <em>NDTV</em>.<br /> <br /> "You can be a cricketer or an actor or whoever you want to be. You can be only if you follow your heart," he said.