Thane: Mumbai teenager Pranav Dhanawade, who scripted history by becoming the first batsman ever to notch up a four-figure score, was felicitated by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde here today.
Shinde felicitated the boy with a bouquet and blessed him for his future success. He said that Dhanawade had made the district, state and the country proud by his performance.
"We are proud of Pranav for his world record score. We will help him in every possible manner as far as his coaching in the country and abroad is concerned," Shinde said. A cricket equipment kit was gifted to him on the occasion.
The 15-year-old, playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reached the gigantic score of 1000 in just 323 deliveries with a jaw-dropping strike rate of 312.38 in the game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
In the course of his awe-inspiring 1009, which lasted 395 minutes, Dhanawade smashed a whopping 129 fours and 59 sixes.
The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465 for three at stumps on day two, which is also a world record. His school went past Victoria's 1107 against New South Wales made way back in 1926.
Pranav now holds the record for the highest individual score in any form of cricket, bettering AEJ Collins' 628 not out for Clark's House against North Town in 1899 in the UK.
The 10th-standard boy is a ward of experienced MCA coach Mobin Sheikh and the only child of an autorickshaw driver.