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Cricket record broken by Indian schoolboy’s 1009 runs

Cricket record broken by Indian schoolboy’s 1009 runs


An Indian schoolboy has rewritten the cricket
record books after scoring 1009 runs in an innings. Pranav Dhanawade completed the feat in an
inter-school tournament, the highest individual score in an innings in any form of the game. The 15-year-old smashed 129 fours and clobbered
59 sixes in his staggering 323-ball knock played over two days. His team, KC Gandhi School, declared their
innings on a staggering 1465 for two. Dhanawade, who opened the innings, went past
Arthur Collins’ 628 not out, the previous highest in minor cricket scored in 1899 in
England. The cricketer said he had never dreamed of
topping the record charts, explaining that his mind was on winning the game. The son of an auto-rickshaw driver, he had
also gone past the highest individual score by an Indian in minor cricket. And as a reward for his accomplishment, the
local government plans to sponsor his academic and sports training from now on. The education minister said he wanted to ensure
the youngster keeps growing in the right direction in order to give a great cricketer to the
country. And Dhanawade’s monumental record hasn’t gone
unnoticed by his idols. Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar tweeted
his congratulations, encouraging him to follow his dreams.

Comments (1)

  1. well done buddy,im just glad it wasn't a Pakistani player or he would be banned!!!

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