Pranav Dhanawade creates record, scores unbeaten 1009 runs in single innings

Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade becomes the first player to score 1000 runs in a single innings.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 6, 2016 1:57 pm
Pranav Dhanawade's school declared the innings at 1465 with him unbeaten on 1009 which he scored of 323 balls. Pranav Dhanawade’s school declared the innings at 1465 with him unbeaten on 1009 which he scored of 323 balls.

Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade became the first player to score 1000 runs in a single innings.

Batting for Smt KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, the opening batsman resumed the day from his overnight score of 652 runs and crossed the 1000-run mark after Lunch.

His school declared the innings at 1465/3 with Parnav unbeaten at 1009 which he scored off 323 balls and at a strike-rate of 312.38. He played for a total of 395 minutes.

He achieved this feat against Arya Gurukul School in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Pranav’s innings included a total of 59 sixes and 129 fours. All the figures are a world record in competitive cricket.

After Pranav’s feat on Monday, Maharashtra government announced that it will bear coaching and education expenses of the Mumbai U-16 cricketer.

The 15-year-old’s father Prashant is an autorickshaw driver and says his dream will come true comes true if his son plays for the Mumbai Under-16 team.

He bettered the best-ever individual score made on a single day when he went past Prithvi Shaw’s 546, made in 2014 in the Harris Shield tournament. Two other cricketers with promise have also scored big runs in Mumbai maidan cricket. Sarfaraz Khan and Arman Jaffer – both part of India’s current Under-19 squad, made 439 in 2009 and 498 in 2010.

Dhanawade’s coach Mobin Sheikh recalls how before the inter-school tournament he had told his ward that unless he made a really massive score, which forced everyone to sit up and take notice, it would be difficult to break into the Mumbai team.

“Agar Wankhede mein khelna hai toh bada score marna he padega. It’s very tough for any player from the suburbs to make it to the Mumbai Under-16 side. Fifties, 60s or even a hundred or two will not make a big impact. He needed a very big score and now that he has achieved it, hopefully he will carry on from here,” Sheikh said.

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    Motivated History
    Jan 5, 2016 at 11:19 am
    This news is depressing. Does anyone believe that this boy is going to be better than Bradman? Does anyone care about the poor bowlers or state of pitches which allow this kind of atrocity.
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      Dhruv
      Jan 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm
      Who were the opposing team?
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        shakeel
        Jan 5, 2016 at 9:03 am
        Khaki chadi see how our country is coach mubin motivated trained and see how this boy had done so please don't try to destroy indian social fabric boy keep hitting and bring good name to family society of course india
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          adi
          Jan 5, 2016 at 9:28 am
          Superb!
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            Bhattathiri Mulavana
            Jan 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm
            All Indians are proud of you
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              Bhattathiri Mulavana
              Jan 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm
              Congratulations
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                Bhattathiri Mulavana
                Jan 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                He will also become the best cricketer of the world.
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                  Bhattathiri Mulavana
                  Jan 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                  he will be given a chance in Indian cricket team
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                    Rajesh
                    Jan 5, 2016 at 9:22 am
                    Mullahs ch...tiya, how is it that on the rare occasion that a Muslim does something good we must all appreciate, but the countless times that Mullahs carry out terrorist attacks it has nothing to with Islam? I say cricket has nothing to with the Arabian pedophile's cult. They dont even play cricket in Arabia.
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                      Rajesh
                      Jan 5, 2016 at 9:20 am
                      Uhm, is this really good batting? Or really pathetic bowling? Because 1009 runs from 323 balls would obviously have involved a lot of boundaries and almost no dot balls.
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                        B. SRIDHAR
                        Jan 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                        This is a ridiculous effort from d team point of view! Imagine how we felt when SL did not declare even after scoring 700 runs in a test in SL. This is an insult to d opposition and d captain and team management which allowed this can only be termed stupid!
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                          Casper
                          Jan 5, 2016 at 9:16 am
                          Would've been nice to proof read before posting the article!
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                            CC
                            Jan 5, 2016 at 9:13 am
                            Hi Five Pranav. Hope you turn out to be the next pridigy from Mumbai after Gavaskar and Tendulkar
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                              C Prabhakar
                              Jan 5, 2016 at 9:45 am
                              Great man you make your family proud and hard work always pays god bless you with a bright future
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                                C Prabhakar
                                Jan 5, 2016 at 9:46 am
                                Your breed of people are a shame
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                                  daya Shankar
                                  Jan 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                                  Cricket ka bhagwan. God bless you parnav
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                                    daya Shankar
                                    Jan 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                                    Parnav batting ka Sara record tod dalega...
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                                      disgusted
                                      Jan 5, 2016 at 9:42 am
                                      Shakeel, I am sure you got knowledge from Hindu teachers during your education, were treated by Hindu doctors and might be working for a Hindu employer. So please practice first what you preach!
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                                        Dev meena
                                        Jan 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                                        Bcci should give a chance to play with seniors
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                                          S. Sridharan
                                          Jan 6, 2016 at 4:41 am
                                          Future Cricket God? Congratulations
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                                            Chandra Shekhar A K
                                            Jan 6, 2016 at 1:58 am
                                            Wow ! Congrats to you, Pranav, on your splendid cricket accomplishment. We look forward to your bright and long presence in first-cl cricket in India and a great future in test matches and ODI. All the best. I only hope the rotten bodies like BCCI and its state affiliate bodies do not snuff bright talents like you from rising in the well-preserved coterie of players and their strong lobbies.
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