Pranav Dhanawade, who scored world record 1009 runs, detained by police for a delay in vacating ground for VIP chopper
The young cricketer was taken to the police station after he failed to wrap up his practice session in time on the ground where he has been training for the last 10-12 years
Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade, who earlier made headlines after scoring a world record 1009 runs, was detained by police on Saturday for a delay in vacating the ground to make space for VIP Chopper to land.
The sixteen-year-old cricketer suffered the humiliation of being caught by the collar of his jersey after he got into argument with police when he and his teammates were directed to vacate the ground where a helipad was being built for Union minister Prakash Javadekar’s chopper.
According to Pranav's family, he and his father was taken to the police station after Pranav failed to wrap up his practice session in time on the ground where he has been training for the last 10-12 years.
"We were practicing and were in last stage of our practice. Police told us to evacuate. We agreed to leave after two minutes but they reacted arrogantly," Pranav was quoted by NDTV as saying.
In June, Pranav had broken a century-old cricketing record to become the first batsman to score 1000-plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket.
Playing in an under-16 inter-school event, he scored an unbeaten 1009, reaching 1000 runs in just 323 balls.
“Pranav was just standing there with the other children, and I too was present. The other children asked the police why the ground was chosen for the helipad instead of other places. They also asked for a notice or a copy of a written order from the police,” Prashant was quoted by DNA as saying.
“When the argument heated up, we were both dragged to the police station in a police jeep. The Senior Police Inspector at the station abused us. It was only after the Assistant Commissioner of Police came to the police station, that we are asked to leave,” he added.
Meanwhile, reports said Javadekar later decided to travel by road , saying “it is not proper to make use of the play grounds for helipad hence I would be travelling by road and will not use the helicopter this time," news agency Press Trust of India quoted him as saying.