Uday Kotak Pays Tribute To Childhood Coach, Who Also Trained Sachin Tendulkar, After India's Historic T20 World Cup Win

Indian billionaire banker Uday Kotak reminisces about his school days and pays tribute to his cricket coach after India’s thrilling T20 World Cup victory.

What Happened: On Thursday, Uday Kotak, the executive vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, took to Twitter to express his joy over India’s historic win in the T20 World Cup 2024.

He tweeted, “In my school days our coach Ramakant Achrekar used to say ‘catches win matches’ and would beat us with a stump if we dropped a catch during fielding practice. I salute him as ‘Sky's catch’ wins us the World Cup!”

Achrekar the founder of Kamath Memorial Club at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, was a renowned cricket coach who trained notable players like Ajit Agarkar, Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod Kambli and the great Sachin Tendulkar. He was also awarded the Droneacharya Award for his contribution to Indian cricket.

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Why It Matters: The tweet came in the wake of India’s thrilling victory in the T20 World Cup 2024 final against South Africa. Kotak’s tweet not only celebrated the victory but also paid homage to his childhood cricket coach, Ramakant Achrekar.

The tweet resonated with the sentiments of millions of Indians who were celebrating the historic win. Other prominent personalities like Google‘s CEO, Sundar Pichai and Microsoft‘s Satya Nadella also took to Twitter to express their excitement over the victory.

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