Legendary Indian crickter has gifted his bat to 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade for his world record breaking innings 1009 not out in a school cricket match against Arya Gurukul in HT Bhandari inter-school cricket tournament, hosted by Mumbai Cricket Association.
Pranav has achieved this record playing for his school KC Gandhi. Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated his fellow Mumbaikar after getting the news. Pranav has broken 117 years old record of Arthur Collins, who scored 628 at the age of 13 in England in 1899.
“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!,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.
The 15-year-old boy reached the gigantic score of 1009 in just 323 balls with a strike rate of 312.38 in a game against Arya Gurukul.
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh also lavished praise on the young batsman.
“Well played…no matter what levels cricket it is but numbers are just unbelievable.another @sachin_rt in making?” Harbhajan tweeted.
Dhanawade hit 129 fours and 59 sixes. His team scored 1465 for three which is also a world record.
The 10th-standard boy thus also went past the highest individual score of 546 in Indian schools cricket standing in the name of another Mumbai cricketer, Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield made against St Francis D’Assissi in the Harris Shiled game in 2013.