Panav Dhanawade, who has broken a century-old cricketing record on Monday, became the first batsman to score 1000-plus runs in an innings in any form of cricket. Batting against Arya Gurukul School in a Bhandari Cup match, Pranav reached 1000 runs in just 323 balls on Tuesday. The tournament is an under-16 inter-school event organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association mainly for the benefit of suburban schools.
Pranav’s epic knock included a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours. His team soon declared the innings at 1465 with Pranav remaining at unbeaten 1009. The 15-year-old student of KC Gandhi High School, Kalyan has broken a 116-old cricketing record after amassing unbeaten 652 yesterday thus taking over the mantle of ‘highest individual score’ (including minor cricket) from AEJ Collins. Collins had held the record since 1899 when he struck an unbeaten 628 for Clark House against North Town House in UK.
In the course of his multiple record-breaking feat, Pranav also surpassed Prithvi Shaw’s marathon 546 scored two years ago in a Harris Shield tie, an innings that had previously been the highest individual score in any form of cricket in India.