Legendary Coach

Tarak Sinha, the renowned coach from Delhi's famous Sonnet Cricket Club, has died on Saturday morning after a prolonged illness. Sinha was 71.

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He was unmarried and is survived by his sister.

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Sinha was a father figure at Sonnet, which has produced some of the country's top domestic and international cricketers, such as Aakash Chopra, Ashish Nehra, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana and many others.

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Sinha was conferred with the lifetime Dronacharya Award in 2018.

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"Ustaad ji", as his disciples reverentially referred to him, coached for nearly five decades, nurturing, grooming and managing raw talent and through his club gave them a platform to perform.

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His longtime assistant Devender Sharma, who has actively coached the likes of Pant, was by his side.

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The BCCI used his expertise only once when they appointed him as the women's national team coach.

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He worked with a very young bunch of players that had Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj in their ranks.

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Another aspect of his coaching was that he would never let any student ignore his/her academics. Sinha always wanted players to have a Plan B.

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