Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took a walk down memory lane on Teachers’ Day and remembered his late coach Ramakant Achrekar.

The batting legend on Thursday took to social media to pay tribute to his teacher who taught him to ” play straight – on the field and in life”. Tendulkar said that he would always remain “grateful” to Achrekar for the latter’s “immeasurable contribution” in his life.

Tendulkar tweeted: “Teachers impart not just education but also values. Achrekar Sir taught me to play straight – on the field and in life.

I shall always remain grateful to him for his immeasurable contribution in my life.

His lessons continue to guide me today. #TeachersDay.”

Notably, in July, Tendulkar was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame along with former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald and two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Tendulkar, who played for India from 1989 to 2013, amassed 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs and 15,921 runs in 200 Tests. Combining Tests, ODIs and T20Is, Sachin has 34,357 runs — highest by any batsman at international level.

Moreover, Tendulkar is the only batsman in the world with 100 international centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs) against his name.

In 2010, the batting great became the first cricketer to score a double hundred in ODIs. He scored 200 not out off just 147 balls against South Africa at Gwalior. His blitzkrieg included 25 boundaries and 3 sixes.