When asked the 80-year-old about Sachin Tendulkar's ODI retirement, the elderly man with family friend Milind Gaurav's help conveyed his opinion.
"Sachin Tendulkar has served the nation for a long time. The timing he has chosen to retire from One-Day Internationals (ODI) is right. I am certain that he will continue to serve the nation through Test cricket and will carry forward the legacy by passing on his experience to youngsters," he said.
Talking to reporters at the inauguration of Nyuzmakers Cricket Challenge, a tournament organised for jewellery retailers, Achrekar said "There is no one like Sachin."
Achrekar disappointed with reports on Sachin's retirement early in Dec 2012, had said "He should have continued playing in all formats. I wish to see him play as long as I live."
Tendulkar having recorded 18426 runs off 463 ODIs at an average of over 44, which included 49 centuries and 96 half centuries decided to end his ODI career on Dec 23, two days before the commencement of Pakistan series.