Pranav Dhanawade, the Mumbai lad has made headlines after becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 runs in an innings in an officially recorded match.
The 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade, the son of a Mumbai auto rickshaw driver, finished his innings on 1,009 not out, with his side, KC Gandhi School, declaring on 1,465 for three.
In total he hit 59 sixes and 129 fours, with a strike-rate of 312.38. He played for a total of 395 minutes. It took him just 353 balls to achieve the 'spectacular' feat.
Pranav was unbeaten on 652 runs in 199 balls, the previous day. He had gone past the 13-year-old Arthur Collins who made 628 back in 1899 in a Junior House Match in England.
Dhanawade’s father Prashant rushed to the ground when he heard what was unfolding, informing “He has got cramps. I don’t know what to say but I feel proud that my son has achieved this. Pranav is getting non-stop calls from the media and relatives. He has not even had time to talk to his mother. She is keenly waiting for him to return home”.
“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!”, tweeted the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, hailing the achievement.