Deccan Chronicle – Mumbai: Former India batsman Vinod Kambli on Tuesday said that he took up to coaching on the advice of his friend and one-time team-mate Sachin Tendulkar.

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  • Mumbai: Former India batsman Vinod Kambli on Tuesday said that he took up to coaching on the advice of his friend and one-time team-mate Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Tendulkar and Kambli were students of famed coach Ramakant Achrekar and both went to play for India and their friendship was well known to all.
  • And Kambli credited Tendulkar for bringing him back on a cricket field, not as a player but as a coach.
  • “Sachin (Tendulkar) knows how much I love cricket, so he said to me why don’t you start coaching, so I would say that I have embarked a path which he (Tendulkar) has shown and I have started on it,” Kambli, the first Indian to score two back to back double hundreds, told reporters here.
  • “I would like to inculcate the values what Achrekar Sir has passed on specially getting the basis right all the time, whether you are playing for the school, or Ranji Trophy or for your country,” Kambli said.


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