India’s limited over captain MS Dhoni ushered praise on 15-year-old Pranav Dhanwade for his unbelievable 1009 runs innings in School cricket.  Pranav hit 129 boundaries and 59 sixes during his innings.

“It’s not a joke to score so many runs. It’s serious business in any conditions and ground keeping in mind the age. It’s tremendous, it’s important to improve. He must be a very special kid. I would have got bored, he’s calculating his batting. It is something that is very rare,” said Dhoni.

The youngster broke late English cricketer Arthur Collis’s score of 628 not out in 1899. Pranav representing KC Gandhi School at Kalyan scored 1000 runs in 323 balls. He eventually finished on 1009 not out during the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organized by the Mumbai Cricket Administration.

MS Dhoni praised Pranav at the press conference before leaving for Australia for five matches ODI and three matches T20 series.

Meanwhile, Dhoni decided to keep his mouth close on his retirement and decided to focus on the Australian series as well as the ICC World T20 which will take place in March-April.

 

Dhoni has come under criticism following a series of poor performances by India. Many critics said that Dhoni’s time has come to take a call in his career and given the captaincy to Test captain Virat Kohli.

“I have always believed in the present. No answers on future. For now, it’s the Australia tour,” Dhoni said.

 “I have not thought beyond the World Twenty20. All energy and resources need to go in one direction, these will be an important three and half months for us.”

Indian after the World Cup semifinal defeat  lost the ODI series in Bangladesh and lost home ODI and T20 series to South Africa.

“There are plenty of inclusions in the team who have performed well. They will get a chance to play in Australia since its long a series. We will play three Twenty20 internationals ahead of the World Cup. Conditions might be different but we will have ample opportunity to try different options and combinations,” said Dhoni.

This time, Dhoni has a chance to take a revenge of World Cup semifinal defeat to Australia as Mitchell Johnson retired and Mitchell Starc has been ruled out for an indefinite time after receiving an injury during the series against New Zealand.

India since 1980 played 43 ODIs and won only 10 ODI at a win-loss ratio of 0.322, which is their second worst win-loss ratio in ODIs.

In 43 matches played against Australia since 1980, India have managed only 10 wins at a win-loss ratio of 0.322, which is their second-worst win-loss ratio in ODIs.

Watch the video MS Dhoni talking on Pranav Dhanawade 

 

#TeamIndia skipper MS Dhoni applauds #PranavDhanawade’s achievement

Posted by Indian Cricket Team on Wednesday, January 6, 2016