Pranav Dhanawade. Photo courtesy: Cricfit
Pranav Dhanawade. Photo courtesy: Cricfit

A boy from Kalyan, a small suburb around Mumbai named Pranav Dhanawade created history on Tuesday when he became the first batsman in competitive cricket to score 1,000 runs in an innings. Dhanawade achieved the feat while playing for the KC Gandhi High School against the Arya Gurukul School, in a Bhandari Cup match. Dhanawade had on Monday broken the earlier record of highest score in school cricket, as he went past Prithvi Shaw’s record of 546 made in the Giles Shield in 2014-15. Dhanawade was unbeaten on 652 on Monday, which is also the record for most runs scored in a single day of a multi-day match. The KC Gandhi High School eventually declared their innings at a record score of 1,465, with Dhanawade remaining undefeated at 1,009 not out. ALSO READ — AEJ Collins: A 13-year old Indian-born who compiled highest score in all forms of cricket

Previously, the record for highest score in minor cricket was in the name of AEJ Collins, who in 1899, had smashed an unbeaten 628 in a cricket match between Clark’s House and North Town. Talking to The Hindu after scoring 652 runs not out off only 199 balls, Dhanawade had said, “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.” He had not revealed his ideas for Tuesday, but said, “I just want to continue batting till lunch tomorrow.”

According to Deccan Chronicle, the Maharashtra government has decided to bear the coaching and educational expenses of Dhanawade, whose father is an auto rickshaw driver. ALSO READ: Prithvi Shaw scores 546 in Harris Shield game

 

On the first day of the innings, Dhanawade smashed an unbelievable 78 boundaries and as many as 30 sixes to get 652 runs in only 199 balls. The KC Gandhi School ended the day at a massive total of 956 runs for one, with the No. 3 batsman Siddhesh Pateil remaining unbeaten on 100. The opening batsman Aakash Singh scored 173.