Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar turns 36 on Friday but his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar says nothing has changed in his iconic ward in last over two decades, not even his style of playing.
"He used to attack and still go after the bowlers. He never got terrorised by any bowler in the world. What has changed, nothing. He is still like this," Achrekar told PTI.
"He is the same Tendulkar for me. He is very busy but never forgets to meet me and talk about cricket, cricket and cricket. Cricket is his passion and I wish him on his birthday that this passion remains the same," he said.
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The 78-year-old Archrekar felt Tendulkar, who debuted as 16-year-old in 1989, could play in the 2011 World Cup.
"He can play World Cup 2011. He has one unfulfilled dream to win the World Cup. So is mine," said the coach.
Tendulkar is the world's leading run scorer with 12,773 runs from 159 Tests and 16,684 in 425 ODI, besides holding an umpteen number of cricketing records.
Tendulkar, who was recently immortalised in the Madam Tussaud's wax museum, had said he had three teachers in his life -- his father, brother and coach Achrekar.