Pranav Dhanawade hit 59 sixes during his innings. Photo Courtesy: Mohandas Menon via Twitter.
Pranav Dhanawade (left) hit 59 sixes during his innings. Photo Courtesy: Mohandas Menon via Twitter.

Pranav Dhanawade‘s historic innings of 1009 not out earned him accolades from all corners of the world, including earning praises from legendary retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The former Indian batting maestro was among the many well-known people congratulating the Mumbai teenager for becoming the first-ever batsmen to record a quadruple-digit score in a single, innings, smashing 59 sixes and 129 fours in the 323 deliveries that he smashed at a strike-rate of over 300. KC Gandhi High School, the institution whose cricket team Dhanawane was playing for, declared on a score of 1465. “Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!,” Tendulkar wrote in a post on his Twitter account. READ: Pranav Dhanawade smashes record 1,000 runs in an innings!

Dhanawane’s knock came against the Arya Gurukul School in a Bhandari Cup match on Tuesday, eclipsing the previous record for the highest individual score in an innings, held by AEJ Collins for his unbeaten 628 in a match between Clark’s House and North Town in a Clifton College match in 1899. Dhanawade also eclipsed Prithvi Shaw’s 546 in a Harris Shield match two years ago to record the highest individual score in any form of cricket in India.

“I had not decided to go bang bang from the start. I just wanted to remain not out at the end of the day. I started playing my strokes and I am delighted that I could get so many runs. I just want to continue batting till lunch tomorrow,” Dhanawade, son of an auto-rickshaw, was quoted as saying according to a report on The Hindu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a report on the Deccan Chronicle, the Maharashtra government has announced its intent to bear the educational, as well as coaching expenses of Dhanawade.