An Indian teenager Pranav Dhanawade has scored 1,009 runs in a single innings and set a new world record in school cricket.
Mumbai school cricket is highly competitive and has produced cricketers like legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian opener Rohit Sharma.
Now another young talent has emerged from the same school, Pranav Dhanawade, who gave a splendid performance of 1009 runs in single innings and broke the previous record of 628 runs set by Arthur Collins in 1899.
In his inning he smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes before his KC Gandhi School declared the innings at 1,465 against Arya Gurukul School on Tuesday.
“I was not thinking of a record,” Dhanawade told BBC Hindi.”it was not in my mind at all but as soon as I got close to the feat it was clear to me that I could achieve it.”
Dhanawade ALSO acknowledged the fact that though his father is an auto-rickshaw driver yet he pushed him to play and was partly responsible for his success. He said he was ready for international cricket, but intended to first play in the under-19 state team.