Sachin Tendulkar listed the coins given by coach Ramakant Achrekar for displaying a tight defence as the most memorable sporting memorabilia in his collection. He was speaking after inaugurating a sporting memorabilia celebrity wall at a Cafe Coffee Day outlet, launched in a tie-up with MD Universal Sportsbiz.
The batting maestro’s coach used to place a coin on the stumps during Tendulkar’s early years at the Shivaji Park nets to instil a sense of challenge in the youngster. Any bowler hitting the stumps would get the coin or else Tendulkar would pocket it.
The sports memorabilia included an autographed bat to commemorate Tendulkar's 200th Test. — Special Correspondent