Pranav Dhanawade Biography
Pranav Dhanawade Fifteen-year-old has made it to history books after smashing an international record and scoring an unbeaten 1009 during an inter-school tournament in Kalyan, Mumbai. Son of an autorickshaw driver, Pranav has become the first batsman to score 1000-plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket. He has broken the 116-year record of 628 runs made by AEJ Collins for Clark’s House in 1899. While batting against Arya Gurukul School in the Bhandari Cup match organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Pranav (representing KC Gandhi School) successfully scored 1009 runs in just 323 balls. His epic knock lasted 395 minutes which included a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours, leading his team to a win at 1465/3 – also a world record. His school (KC Gandhi), too, outshined Victoria’s record of 1107 against New South Wales made way back in 1926.
- Represents MIG in the local club competitions
- Has scored a century with the highest score of 152
Pranav’s school coach Harish Sharma is satisfied with the performance of the 10th grader. A good friend of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun, Pranav, too, has highlighted that Mumbai remains the nursery of Indian batting. Just like his predessors, namely Sarfaraz Khan (439 runs), Arman Jaffer (498 runs) and Prithvi Shaw (546 runs), Dhanawade has added a new feather to Mumbai’s junior cricket.