Pranav Dhanawade smashed a schoolboy made a history 1000 runs in a single innings with 129 fours and 59 sixes using only 323-ball played over two days.

Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade smashed his way to 1,009 not out off 323 balls which he break 117-year-old record for the highest number of runs scored in one innings. Dhanawade’s innings occurred when the Bhandari Cup school match, which is officially connected by the Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA).

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni twitted, “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!”

Pranav Dhanawade smashed is a student of KC Gandhi School in Mumbai, his father is an auto-rickshaw driver, Dhanawade had also gone past the highest individual score by an Indian in minor cricket, Prithvi Shaw who scored 546 in the Harris Shield in 2013-14.

After Monday’s play, Dhanawade told the Hindustan Times “I have always been a big-hitter.” “When he started he never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. he just played his simple game, which is to attack from the word go.

Dhanawade said, translating this accomplishment from club to international level will be a big challenge for the teenager.

Collins, who himself was born in India, was aged just 15 when he entered the record books for his score at Clifton College in Bristol, where a plaque honors his exploits.

 

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