The legendary batsman tweeted a picture where he bows down to his coach as a mark of unwavering respect.

"Sought blessings of my Guru on this auspicious day - A happy #GuruPurnima to all," he wrote on his Twitter feed having seven million plus followers.

Tendulkar makes it a point to wish the 83-year-old on this auspicious day every year, even when he is travelling.

The master blaster had personally invited Achrekar to watch his farewell Test, played at Wankhede Stadium in 2013.

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