A couple of days ago, the world hailed Ben Stokes for his scintillating double century against South Africa in the second Test at Cape Town on social media. Now it is time for 15-year-old Mumbai-lad Pranav Dhanawade.
The young boy from KC Gandhi School in Kalyan has shattered all records that came in his way, as he carved his name forever in the history of the game. Dhanawade scored 1,009 runs and remained unbeaten until his side declared for a mammoth score of 1,465 runs in Day 2 of a Bhandari Cup match. With this, he has managed to impress legendary former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar congratulated Dhanawade for achieving this feat on Twitter, and urged him to work harder.
"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! (sic)" Tendulkar tweeted sometime ago.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra governement was delighted with Dhanawade's achievements and announced they were going to bear his coaching and education expenses henceforth.
He has surely caught the eye of U-19 selectors by now, as is all over the news. He scored 1,009 in just 323 balls at a strike-rate of above 300. His innings was decorated with 129 boundaries and 59 sixes.
Cricket fans in the country have heavily praised the young lad on social media after his performance with the willow.