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Sachin picks his favourite

Mumbai: One would be spoilt for choice if asked to choose his or her favourite pick from the following memorabilia: a signed boxing gloves by Muhammad Ali, a guitar signed by Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and a bat autographed by Sir Don Bradman.

But ask Sachin Tendulkar, and the answer will be the coins that he earned from his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar after those rigorous training sessions at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana ground.

In those days, Achrekar would put a Rupee 1 coin on top of the stump and if Sachin wouldn’t get out, the coin would be his. “I think the most precious memorabilia for me are the coins that I have got from my coach, Achrekar Sir. Those are the most important ones. They are priceless,” the Master said at the launch of a celebrity commerce website.

The website would feature some rare authentic memorabilia autographed by legends from different walks of life.