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

Pranav Dhanawade, who became the first cricketer in the history of the game to smash 1,000 runs (decuple century) in any format and class of cricket will get his tuition and educational expeneses reimbursed . The Maharashtra government has stepped in to help probably one of the finest prodigies destined for batting stardom in India. Pranav does not hails from a privileged background. His father is an auto rickshaw driver. Maharashtra government stepping in to help a budding talent like him is laudatory. It is often seen that many incredible cricketers and sportspersons in general do not receive the kind of support that they should get and hence slowly vanish into thin air. Their circumstances do not allow them to pursue the sport with full vigour. Also family responsibilities force them not to take the sport professionally. ALSO READ: Pranav Dhanawade smashes a record 1,000 runs in an innings!

As per a tweet by Deccan Chronicle, Pranav is a Mumbai Under-16 ricketer and all his exepenses whether incurred at coaching institutes or in school and college will now be taken care of by the Maharashtra government. He scored an unbeaten 1,009 runs in school cricket playing for KC Gandhi High School. He was already unbeaten on 652 when he resumed his innings on Monday. Previous best was AEJ Collins’ 628 not-out way back in 1899. Pranav struck 78 boundaries and 30 sixes  in his knock.

With Maharshtra government trying to help Pranav, it is a move in the right direction as it is always a big risk for anyone to take to cricket as a profession in India since other avenues get closed down. There are not many backup options available in India compared to countries like Australia and England.