Mumbai has always known as the Cricket Factory of India and has produced the finest cricketers and the city has again delivered a gifted cricketer. Pranav Dhanawade, a school boy from Mumbai, entered the history books after scoring 1009* in a single inning during the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Dhanawade broke a 116-year old record and his score becomes the highest individual score in all forms of cricket. Following his record breaking feat, Twitterati paid tribute to Dhanawade’s epic knock, cricket celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh congratulated him.
ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also congratulated Dhanawade, saying that it was not a joke to score so many runs. Speaking on the eve of India’s departure to Australia for five ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, Dhoni said, “It’s not a joke to score so many runs. It’s serious business in any conditions and ground keeping in mind the age. It’s tremendous, it is important to improve. He must be a very special kid. I would have gotten bored. He’s calculating his batting. It is something that is very rare.”
Ajinkya Rahane called Dhanawade’s knock massive and hoped that he would play for India some day. “It’s a massive feat to do this. He has started well. 1009 runs takes long to say it but to achieve an individual score like this is a big achievement. I hope he plays with us someday. He should just focus on doing well.”
Here are a few tweets
Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 5, 2016
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 5, 2016