Pranav Dhanawade creates world record scoring 1009* runs in an innings: A knock of an unbeaten 1009* runs consisting of 129 fours and 59 sixes, was registered by the 15-year old Pranav Dhanawade representing Smt K C Gandhi School, Kalyan, against Arya Gurukul School in GT Bhandari Cup, an inter-school competition organised by Mumbai Cricket Association.
Opening the innings, Dhanawade faced 323 deliveries and scored those runs at 312.38 strike rate.
KCGS declared their innings at 1,465 runs for the loss of three wickets.
In the process, he bettered the individual score of 546 runs by Prithvi Shaw in the Harris Shield Tournament 2014.
The youngster’s epic innings means that he now holds the record for the highest individual score in any form of representative cricket. He has bettered AEJ Collins”s unbeaten 628* runs for Clark”s House against North Town in Clifton College in 1899 in the UK.
The young Sarfaraz Khan had scored 439 runs in 2009, which was surpassed by Arman Jaffer who scored 498 in 2010. This was bettered by Prithvi Shaw’s score of 546 runs only to be shattered by Dhanawade with his tally of a mammoth unbeaten 1009* runs.
Speaking to Times of India, Prashant Dhanawade, father of Pranav, who drives auto-rickshaw for a living and was present at the ground to witness the world record being created, said, “A father of one of his friends called me and asked, “you are not at the ground?”. So I immediately rushed to the venue. It”s obviously a very proud day. It”s a reward for 11 years of his hard work.”
With the IPL 2016 season mot very far off from now, franchisees would have definitely taken note of this epic innings and might be preparing themselves to knock at the door of Pranav;s house, sooner than later.