Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old opening batsman of KC Gandhi High School, Kalyan, Mumbai broke a century-old cricketing record after scoring an unbeaten 1000 in an inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association. Pranav Dhanawade reached the gigantic score off unbeaten 1009 in just 323 deliveries (with a strike rate of 312.38) in the game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament in Mumbai.
Dhanawade had broken the record for the highest individual score in any class of cricket yesterday when he reached 652 not out. The record was earlier held by Arthur Collins, who had scored 628 not out in a Junior House Match in June, 1899 in England.
Dhanawade continued to lead the charge for his side and when he reached 804 not out, KC Gandhi reached 1148/2. That was by far the highest team score. They had surpassed Victoria’s 1107 against New South Wales back in in 1926.
Quick Facts :-
- In December 2010, former India Test batsman Wasim Jaffer’s newphew Armaan Jaffer, had smashed 473 in the under-14 Giles Shield to surpass Sarfaraz Khan’s 439 scored in 2009-10.
- Armaan’s record was broken by Prithvi Shaw when he hammered 546 in 2013.
- Dhanawade became the fourth Indian to score 500 or more runs in a single innings after DR Havewalla (515 for Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railways against St Xavier’s in 1953), Chaman Lal (502 not out for Mahendra College, Patiala against Government College, Rupar in 1956-57) and Prithvi Shaw (546 for Rizvi Springfield against Francis D’Assisi in a Harris Shield game in 2013-14).
- The class 10th student’s father, Prashant Dhanawade, is an auto-rickshaw driver and was present at the ground when his son smashed the record books with his unbelievable innings.
- Meanwhile, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawade declared that, government of Maharashtra will bear the cricket coaching and education expenses of Pranav Dhanawade.