As India is celebrating Teachers’ Day on Saturday, former and current cricketers, including the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, took to social media to convey their heartfelt message for their coaches and mentors who helped them learn different skills and being a “constant pillar of support”.
Tweeting about the same, Kohli said, “Happy Teacher’s day to all the teachers and coaches who encourage us and stand by us by being our constant pillar of support. #HappyTeachersDay.” The Teachers’ Day is celebrated across the country on September 5 every year — to honor the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who served as the country’s first vice-president and second president.
Happy Teacher's day to all the teachers and coaches who encourage us and stand by us by being our constant pillar of support. ☺️ #HappyTeachersDay
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 5, 2020
The batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his late coach Ramakant Achrekar. He went on to remember two other ‘special teachers’ – his late father Ramesh Tendulkar and his brother Ajit on the occasion. He also went on to praise the teachers for inspiring the whole country by going online and teaching the students during the times of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID19 has shut schools, yet teachers have gone online to continue teaching. Always inspiring!
Forever grateful to them for shaping us into better human beings and helping us progress.#HappyTeachersDay to all & my 3 special teachers, my father, Achrekar sir & my brother Ajit. pic.twitter.com/qh0RshaAy2
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2020
India’s deputy skipper in Test cricket, Ajinkya Rahane also took to Twitter to thank everyone who helped him in the quest of learning new things.
Rahane had tweeted, “Everyday I have the quest to learn a little more from my mentors my game, my teammates, my coaches, my family, and everyone around. #HappyTeachersDay to everyone who has ever taught me anything. Here’s to letting the urge to learn, never die.”
Everyday I have the quest to learn a little more from my mentors, my game, my teammates, my coaches, my family and everyone around. #HappyTeachersDay to everyone who has ever taught me anything 🙏
Here’s to letting the urge to learn, never die.
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) September 5, 2020
I'm thankful for all the teachers who are earnest in their duties and have laid the groundwork for the success and development of innumerable students in life. #HappyTeachersDay 🙏
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) September 5, 2020
Rahane’s Delhi Capitals teammate, Shikhar Dhawan when on to thank his childhood coach Madal Sharma for guiding him and helping him get where he is today. Captioning a picture of him with his coach, Dhawan wrote: “On #TeachersDay, I’d like to thank and appreciate my childhood coach Madan Sharma ji for guiding me and helping me get to where I am today.”
Apart from Rahane and Dhawan, former Indian openers Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir along with legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble also expressed their gratitude to their teachers and coaches. Kumble had tweeted: “To all the teachers who have guided me. A big Gratitude. Folded hands#HappyTeachersDay”.
Gambhir, who was the highest run-scorer for India in the 2011 World Cup final, owed his success to his teachers and mentors who helped him learn new skills. Gautam tweeted: “I couldn’t have been where I am without all those who taught me Owe it all to them! #HappyTeachersDay.”
To all the teachers who have guided me. A big Gratitude. 🙏🏽#HappyTeachersDay
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 5, 2020
I couldn’t have been where I am without all those who taught me
Owe it all to them! #HappyTeachersDay
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 5, 2020
मेरे जैसे 'शून्य' को,
'शून्य' का ज्ञान बताया,
हर अंक के साथ 'शून्य',
जुड़ने का महत्व बताया।#शिक्षकदिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 5, 2020
Most current Indian cricketers are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take part in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be commencing on September 19.