Veteran Indian cricket coach Ramakant Vithal Achrekar passed away at the age of 87 on Wednesday, December 2 at his residence in Shivaji Park, Dadar, Mumbai. The eminent coach has who is known to have trained several legendary cricketers most notably Sachin Tendulkar, have been honoured with Dronacharya Award for his services in 1990. He has also served as the selector for Mumbai cricket team. Several celebrities across different platforms have lamented the death of the legendary soul. Cricket personalities including Mohammad Kaif and VVS Laxman among others have extended condolence to the family of the demised soul.
Here are the celebrities who paid tribute to the ace Cricket coach:
The news of the sudden demise of the Cricket legend was announced by Board of Control for Cricket in India. They took to Twitter and announced the news saying, "The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense."
The state Cricket body also confirmed the news and paid tribute to the departed soul. Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) took to Twitter and said, "Ramakant Achrekar Sir passes away. Deepest Condolences to the family from Mumbai Cricket Association."