Ramakant Achrekar, Indian cricket coach, Died at 87

Ramakant Vitthal Achrekar was born in 1932 and died on January 2, 2019.

He was an Indian cricket coach from Mumbai.

Ramakant was most famous for coaching young cricketers at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai, most notably Sachin Tendulkar.

Ramakant had also been a selector for the Mumbai cricket team.

He Vitthal Achrekar was born in 1932.

Ramakant playing career was not as distinguished as his coaching career.

Ramakant started playing cricket in 1943.

In 1945, Ramakant played club cricket for New Hind Sports Club.

Ramakant also played for Young Maharashtra XI, Gul Mohar Mills and Mumbai Port.

Ramakant played in only one first-class cricket match, for State Bank of India against Hyderabad in the Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament in 1963.

Ramakant life and his inspiring career have been documented by journalist Kunal Purandare in the biography, he Master Blaster’s Master.

The book has garnered critical praise from various publications, including the Wisden India Almanack.

Ramakant founded Kamanth Memorial Cricket Club at Shivaji Park.

Ramakant coached and nurtured numerous cricketers, including the Test players Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod Kambli and Pravin Amre.

Ramakant devoted himself in coaching to raising the standard of Indian cricket.

The club is as of now kept running by his little girl Kalpana Murkar and child-in-law Deepak Murkar.

He pass away at 87 years old.