Rishabh Pant Wrote A Very Emotional Message For His Coach: Legendary cricket coach Tarak Sinha, who has worked with generations of Indian cricketers, passed away on Saturday morning after suffering from a prolonged illness, at the age of 71. Tarak Sinha was battling lung cancer for a while and he recently had organ failure.
The legendary coach, who was fondly called ‘Ustaadji” by his students, was awarded the Dronacharya Award. He was the fifth Indian coach to be honored with the Dronacharya Award after Desh Prem Azad, Gurcharan Singh, Ramakant Achrekar, and Sunita Sharma.
Tarak Sinha had the most number of international and first-class cricketers as his disciples, including the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, among many others. In fact, he was like a father figure in Delhi’s famous Sonnet Club, which has produced some of the greatest cricketers for India.
The news of his passing away was confirmed by Sonnet Club. “It is with heavy heart we have to share this tragic news of Shri Tarak Sinha, the founder of Sonnet Club, has left us for heavenly abode at 3 am on Saturday after a brave battle with lung cancer for two months,” the Sonnet Club said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant was left heartbroken after the news of his mentor’s demise came out. Pant took to his Twitter and penned down an emotional Tweet dedicated to his mentor. He also expressed how the news has left him devastated and revealed how Tarak Ji took care of him as his son. He wrote:
“My mentor, coach, motivator, my biggest critic and my greatest fan. You took care of me like your son, I am devastated. You will always be with me whenever I walk out onto the field. My heartfelt condolences & prayers. May your soul rest in peace, Tarak sir. “
Here, check out the Tweet:
My mentor, coach, motivator, my biggest critic and my greatest fan. You took care of me like your son, I am devastated.? You will always be with me whenever I walk out onto the field. My heartfelt condolences & prayers. May your soul rest in peace, Tarak sir. ?️? pic.twitter.com/kLE7qlKMXK
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) November 6, 2021