Written by Tharushan Fernando
05 Jan, 2016 | 1:05 pm
Mumbai school cricketer, Pranav Dhanawade entered the history books by scoring 1000 in an innings during the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). He is currently on 1002 not out.
Representing KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, young Dhanawade managed to smash the opposition,Arya Gurukul School’s bowling around the park to surpass a long time unbeaten record by Arthur Collins’ who scored 628 in 1899. Collins scored 628 not out, in a Junior House Match in June, 1899 in England. Collins was an Englishman born in India, but never went on to play first-class cricket. Australian Charles Eady scored 566 in 1901.
Indian youngsters have come close to breaking this massive record and Prithvi Shaw (546 in 2013) of Mumbai school had held the Indian record earlier when he bettered Armaan Jaffer’s 473, scored in a Harris Shield match in 2013. Armaan is the nephew of former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer.
Impressed by his performance, the Maharashtra Government has decided to bear Pranab’s educational and coaching expenses, according to reports.
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