Photo: God’s gift to Pranav Dhanawade

You have to be god-gifted to achieve what Pranav Dhanawade did. Earlier this week, the 15-year-old boy from Kalyan, smashed 1,009 not out in an inter-school competition. In doing so, he became the first batsman in any recorded form of cricket to surpass the 700-mark. He went on to score more and brought up the unbelievable thousand-mark.

Pranav, who won the game for his school KC Gandhi, is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar. Congratulatory messages came in from all around the globe and even the great Tendulkar tweeted: 

If that wasn’t enough, the Master Blaster went on to gift Pranav an autographed bat. The BCCI tweeted a picture of the youngster with his parents. Pranav’s father is an auto-rickshaw driver and earlier Maharashtra Government announced that from hereon they will bear his education and cricket coaching expenses. 

Pranav aspires to play for India but for now his focus in on the 10th board exams, which he will appear in the first week of March.