India’s cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar posted a video sharing his real life incident to pay tribute to all the teachers on an auspicious day.
The 44-year old has always been grateful to his coach Ramakant Archekar as he was one of the main reasons to make the cricketer the master was.
Having debuted at a tender age of 16 back in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar played some of the greatest bowlers of all time in cricketing history. He had become the cornerstone in world cricket by the time he retired.
He recollected one of the moments with coach Ramakant which has taught him one of the biggest lessons in his life.
The incident explained by Sachin himself (Translated from Hindi)
“Back in my school days, I used to play only for the junior team and our senior team was playing the Harris Shield finals at the Wankhede Stadium,” Tendulkar said in a video posted as a tribute to Achrekar on Teachers’ Day.
“And our coach Ramakant Achrekar sir had organised a practice match for me. He had told me to go there after school and bat at number four. He said he had spoken to the captain and you would not need to field. That used to be my training. That was important because you needed to figure out your game there and figure out how to score runs in the middle.”
“But I left all of that and sat at the Wankhede watching the Harris Shield final, cheering the senior team, clapping. After the match, I saw Achrekar sir and I thought it would be good to wish him. He asked me how many runs I got in the match and I told him I never went to play it because I wanted to cheer the senior team and clap for them.
“Then he scolded me a lot in front of everybody and said I did not need to clap for others. He said I should take care of my own game and do something so that one day, the world can clap for you.
“That was the biggest lesson of my life. After that day, I never missed another match,” he said.
Here is the video:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2017
Despite being one of the most celebrated people in a cricket crazy cricket, we all can learn from the great man as he has not forgotten his roots despite his meteoric rise to the top over the past two decades.