Pranav Dhanawade next to the scoreboard | Photo Courtesy: Twitter
Pranav Dhanawade next to the scoreboard | Photo Courtesy: Twitter

Pranav Dhanawade, a young batsman hailing from Mumbai, has entered the record books with a blistering 199-ball unbeated 652. This is an all time record in minor cricket. This is also the record for most runs scored in a single day of a multi-day match. Previously, the record for highest score in minor cricket was held by AEJ Collins who scored an unbeaten 628 in a match between Clark’s House and North Town way back in 1899. Dhanwade got his runs in an inter-school tournament held by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Dhanawade got his record while playing for the KC Gandhi School.

Dhanwade’s fiery knock was built around a flurry of boundaries. He smashed 78 fours and slammed 30 sixes to get his name high up in the record books. The institution that bore the brunt of his brilliant knock was Kalyan’s Arya Gurukul School. The tournament in which his innings came was the HT Bhandari Cup, reported by abplive.in.

His effort saw his team finish Day One with 956 runs on the board for the loss of a single wicket. Siddhesh Patil, the team’s No. 3 batsman, was unbeaten on a round 100. It was a run-fest as even the batsman who was dismissed, Aakash Singh, had scored 173 runs.

Previously, the record for highest score for a minor Indian cricketer was held by Prithvi Shaw when he scored 546 runs for Rizvi Springfield against St Francis in the 2013-14 season. Other Mumbai batsmen that find their name on list of high scores Arman Jaffer and DR Havewalla (called Bombay at time of his record).