Pranav Dhanawade: The auto rickshaw driver's son who shot to fame!

Updated: 03 January, 2020 17:03 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Pranav Dhanawade, hails from Kalyan, Maharashtra. His father is an auto rickshaw driver.

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    In 2016, Pranav Dhanawade created 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

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    Pranav Dhanawade, the son of a Mumbai rickshaw driver, scored 1,009 not out, with his side, KC Gandhi School, declaring on 1,465 for three in 2016

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    Dhanawade (then age 15), playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reached the gigantic score 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

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    In the course of his awe-inspiring innings, which lasted 395 minutes, Pranav Dhanawade smashed a whopping 129 fours and 59 sixes

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    Pranav Dhanawade also went past the highest individual score of 546 in Indian school's cricket standings set by another Mumbai cricketer, Prithvi Shaw, of Rizvi Springfield, who scored against St Francis D'Assissi in the Harris Shield game in 2013

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    Pranav Dhanawade was hailed as a hero by his teammates

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    Pranav Dhanawade's autograph was much in demand after his record-breaking innings

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    The wonderkid was suddenly the cynosure of all eyes and much wanted by the media for sound bites

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    Pranav Dhanawade with his parents after his tiring, but rewarding knock

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    Minister of Sport for Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde, had announced that the state would cover all of Pranav's educational and coaching expenses in future

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    Pranav Dhanawade also performs his duties as a wicket-keeper

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    Pranav Dhanawade has been playing cricket since five under the tutelage of experienced MCA coach Mobin Sheikh (right)

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About The Gallery

Four years ago in 2016, Mumbai teen Pranav Dhanawade became an instant celebrity after scripting cricketing history by smashing a world record 1009 runs not out in an inter-school tournament. We look at his journey in cricket since then. (All pics/ mid-day)

First Published: 05 January, 2019 13:30 IST