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Latest Cricket News – Famous cricket coach Ramakant was cremated in Mumbai on Thursday (January 3rd) and during this time his disciple great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was also present. Tendulkar’s childhood coach Achrekar died on Wednesday (January 2) at his residence in Shivaji Park in Dadar, central Mumbai due to age-related diseases. He was 87 years old.
The body of Ramakant Achrekar was kept in Shivaji Park, where he gave coaching to young cricketers. After this he was cremated at the nearby crematorium. When Achrekar’s body was taken out of the field, those young boys who practiced there put ‘slogans of immortal’ in honor of this coach.
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Apart from Tendulkar, other disciples of Achrekar like Vinod Kambli, Balvinder Singh Sandhu and Chandrakant Pandit also participated in the funeral. Earlier, the body of Achrekar was also kept at his residence so that people could get the last glimpse of the coach of the Dronacharya and the Padma Shri award winner.
In the funeral of coach Ramakant Achrekar, Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar started fluttering with eyes. He gave his last farewell to his coach in the humble eyes. Atul Ranade, Amol Muzumdar, Ramesh Powar, Paras Mhambrey, Ranji coach, Vinayak Sawant, Nilesh Kulkarni and Vinod Raghavan arrive for the last glimpse of Mumbai cricketer Achrekar.
Rajasthan’s former coach Pradeep Sundaram, officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association and veteran cricket administrator Ratnakar Shetty also reached Achrekar for a farewell. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, MLA and BJP leader Ashish Shelar, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar also paid homage to this prestigious coach.