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Pranav Dhanawade, the record-making cricketer, detained by police

Pranav Dhanawade was detained by police alongwith his father for not vacating the ground he was practicing on.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: December 18, 2016 12:34 pm
pranav dhanawade, dhanawade, pranav dhanawade record, pranav dhanawade police, mumbai police, cricket news, cricket Pranav Dhanawade (R) and his father Prashant were detained by the police. (Source: File)

Record holding cricketer Pranav Dhanawade from Kalyan was in for some rough treatment by police in the city alongwith his father Prashant on Saturday. Pranav had got into argument with police after they asked him and his teammates to vacate the ground they were practicing in as Union Minister Prakash Jawedkar’s chopper was supposed to land there.

Pranav had last become the first cricketer to score 1, 000 runs in an innings at any level of the game. His feat came in a school game in Kalyan.

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The incident happened on Saturday evening when Pranav and his teammates were practicing at the Subhash maidan in Kalyan when two police constables came and asked them to vacate the ground as a makeshift helipad was made on the same. The players stopped stopped their net practice immediately and moved towards the boundary to cool-down and stretch.

“The children were playing at the ground, when the policemen asked them to leave. While the children requested them to let them carry on with their fitness practice for a couple of minutes, the police denied their request. Pranav was just standing there with the other children, and I too was present. The other children asked the police why the ground was chosen for the helipad instead of other places. They also asked for a notice or a copy of a written order from the police. When the argument heated up, we were both dragged to the police station in a police jeep. The Senior Police Inspector at the station abused us. It was only after the Assistant Commissioner of Police came to the police station, that we are asked to leave,” Prashant was quoted saying to DNA.

Javadekar, who was supposed to visit the city, cancelled his visit.

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  1. A
    Dec 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm
    What action will the IPS take in this against their own men for ill treating a record holder? When the leadership has no spine why blame the lowly constables when they know their IPS bosses will not stand up for them? No one has ever heard of any IPS officer bringing glory in the field of sports unlike army officers. So how will they appreciate the importance of sports leave alone make their junior understand? Shame on the Maharashtra police. I dont think the IPS guys will even publicly apologize for their deeds.
    1. J
      Dec 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm
      The boy is already too big for his boots. Without even being of any use to the country and no respect to any authority. If he cntinues like this he will bring disgrace to himself and his family. Like Mike Tyson good sportsman but a convicted thug.
      1. S
        Dec 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm
        If the Union HRD Mantri Javdekar is reading this article,he should call up the Sr Police officer and instruct him to offer an unconditional apology to the budding sportsman
        1. K
          Dec 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm
          No one can question them, they are the elites of this country. Not even kids can question them on their own play grounds!
          1. R
            Dec 18, 2016 at 11:53 am
            Why targetting poiice? They have responsibility of security of VVIP Ministers. So police were just doing their duty. Why this boy arguing with police? Just for a day if he do not practice, what difference it would have made? I support police in this matter. They were doing their duty. Due to lack of open land available, the grounds should be shared for multi purpose.
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