Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] July 27 (ANI): Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to his former coach on the occasion of Guru Purnima.
Taking to his Instagram account, the 'master blaster' shared a picture of him with his friend Atul Ranade and his former coach Ramakant Achrekar.
In another picture, Tendulkar can be seen touching his coach's feet. He captioned the post, "Today, #GuruPurnima, is the day we remember those who have taught us to be better versions of ourselves. Achrekar Sir, I couldn't have done all this without you. ?? Don't forget to thank your gurus and take their blessings. #AtulRanade and I just did."
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Tendulkar holds the record of being the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket--having notched up 18,426 ODI runs and 15,921 Test cricket runs.
He is the only cricketer to have hit 100 international centuries, and the first to score a double century in ODIs.
The Mumbaikar received India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 2014. He is the youngest recipient to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award. (ANI)