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Representational image © Getty Images

Before you wonder if Pranav Dhanawde’s world record of 1,009 has been broken, let us clarify that it has not. Tanishq Gavate, 13, hammered 1,045 not out in a school match but the Under-14 Navi Mumbai Shield invitational cricket tournament, which, unfortunately, is not recognised by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Tanishq played this knock over two days – on Monday and Tuesday – at the semi-final of the tournament at the Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School Ground in Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai.

As reported by PTI, the match was played on a ground with a leg-side boundary of 60-65 yards while it was 50 yards on the off-side.

The innings brought memories of Dhanawade, who slammed 1,009* in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament two years back. The then 15-year-old from Kalyan had broken the record of Arthur Collins, who had smashed 628 in 1899.

Pranav Dhanawade: Where is that 1,009-boy these days?
Pranav Dhanawade: Where is that 1,009-boy these days?

Tanishq played for Yashwantrao Chavan XI against the Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School in the tournament and his innings came off 515 balls studded with — if you mind the diamond pun — 149 fours and 67 sixes.

“Previously he used to bat at one or two down but he requested me to allow him to open the innings. After testing him in the nets with the new ball and in few practice matches, I was confident that he can do well,” said his coach Manish as reported by Hindustan Times.

(With inputs from PTI)