Sport

Mumbai schoolboy smashes 1,009 runs

By Matias Grez

Updated 1328 GMT (2128 HKT) January 7, 2016
Share
Pranav Dhanawade 1009 not outPranav Dhanawade 1009 not out
1 of 9
Pranav Dhanawade poses next to the scoreboard showing his historic innings of 1,009 not out. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The 15-year-old was playing for his side KC Gandhi School who eventually declared on 1,465 for three. "He has got cramps. I don't know what to say but I feel proud that my son has achieved this," his father Prashant, a Mumbai rickshaw driver, told DNA India. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Dhanawade reached 1,009 off just 323 balls, hitting 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes at the crease during the HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Pranav was hailed by his teammates, the world's media and India's most famous cricketing son. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar was one of the first to congratulate Dhanawade on his historic achievement. "Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1,000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!" he tweeted. Getty Images
Pranav also received a signed bat from Tendulkar. The 42-year-old retired from cricket in November 2013 and is the highest run-scorer in both Test and One-Day international matches. CNN
MS Dhoni smashes a boundary during a charity match at The Oval cricket ground in London last September. India's captain in limited-overs cricket said Pranav's incredible knock was "no joke."

"Scoring 1,009 runs is not a joke. It's a tremendous effort and shows a glimpse of talent," Dhoni told reporters, AFP reported.
Sarah Ansell/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
"Pranav's 1,009 has proved that everyone is equal -- this is the magic of cricket," Prashant Dhanawade told CNN. CNN
Pranav poses with his Mum and Dad as the world's media descend on the family's home in Mumbai. CNN