Mumbai lad scores 1009 in school cricket obliterates 119 year old record
15 year old Pranav Dhanawade scores 1009 runs in 386 deliveries
Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899 on Monday. But he continued his innings in the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament and reached 1,009 runs.
The 15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade, the son of a Mumbai rickshaw driver, finished his innings on 1,009 not out, with his side, KC Gandhi School, declaring on 1,465 for three.
By lunch on day two of the match against Arya Gurukul School, in a tournament recognised by the Mumbai Cricket Association, the teenager was on 921 not out, and reached quadruple figures soon after play resumed. In total he hit 59 sixes and 129 fours, with a strike-rate of 312.38.
Mumbai school cricket is highly competitive and has produced cricketers like legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian opener Rohit Sharma.
“When I started I never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go,” Dhanawade told the Hindustan Times.
For the record Pranav’ team won by an innings and 1362 runs.