323 balls….. 59 sixes and129 fours with a strike rate of 312.38!!! Pranav Dhanwade, opening batsman of Smt KC Gandhi School Kalyan, toppled the record of highest individual scores at any form of representative cricket by scoring 1009 not out.
870 runs in this outstanding innings was scored by hitting boundaries. 15 year old Kalyan boy achieved his record against Arya Gurukul School in the HT Bhandari Cup inter school cricket tournament organized by Mumbai Cricket Association. His School declared the innings at 1465/3 with Pranav bearing 1009 note out.
On Tuesday morning , the legend of the Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Pranav on the twitter
Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 5, 2016
Maharashtra government announmced that they will bear coaching and medical expenses of the under 16 cricketer.
Dhanwade’s father Prasanth, an auto rickshaw driver, is quite happy in this achievement and said that his dream will only comes true if Pranav played for Mumbai U-16 team.
The mind blowing innings breaks all other records. Victoria’s 1107 runs against South Wales in 1926 and AEJ Collins 628 not out for Clarkes house against North town is eclipsed in the Mumbai Maidan by the edges of Pranav’s magical bat.
Mobin Sheikh,Pranav Dhanwade’s coach, said to the Indian Express that its very tough for a player from, Mumbai sub urbs to make it to Under 16 team. 50s and 100s will not make a big impact and by the mammoth score Pranav will now achieve the selection