The God of cricket doesn't need any introduction but again, would Sachin Tendulkar be the cricketer he is today without his coach, mentor and guide?
The whole world bows down to Sachin but Sachin bows his head to the one person who played a huge role in making him the cricketer, the legend, the god and the person he, his guru Ramakant Achrekar.
Yes, even the God needed guidance :)
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar paid rich tributes to his mentor Cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar and has always maintained that he could attain such heights because of his 'sir'. Tendulkar recalled an incident when his coach told him to play for 'B' team of his School. Instead of batting, he preferred sitting in the gallery and cheering his schoolmates.
In the evening, when he came across Achrekar, he was asked how many runs he had scored. Taken aback, Tendulkar told him that he was clapping and cheering up. Then came a slap which shattered his myth.
His lunch box fell on the ground and he realised what mistake he had committed, he said. Achrekar told him firmly 'don't just clap for others, play for yourself and concentrate on your batting', Tendulkar said.
"That incident changed my life and whatever I am today is because of his coaching and match practices encouraged by Achrekar sir," he said.
In most of his interviews, Ramakant Achrekar mentioned that though Tendulkar always had the spark and talent in him, it is the mentoring, guiding and most importantly grooming him which played a big part in making him the sportsperson that he is.
Needless to say, Achrekar and Tendulkar can be called as the modern day Dronacharaya and Arjuna.
This makes us believe how important guidance and mentoring is even if one has God given talent. To move ahead and reach the stars, you just need that little push :)
All of us are special in a way and have that potential to be what we want to be. We just need the right guidance in life to get that push. You can propel yourself in the right direction as well. All you need to do is Get Started.
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