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IN Sports ON 06 Jan, 2016
Records set are always found incredible and astonishing but not for everyone, some take it as a challenge of rewriting the same record book putting their own name.
Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old school boy living in Mumbai came into the lights after breaking the wondrous record. He scored 500 plus individually in a tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association. Accomplishing score of 500 was not his limit, he retired not out having individual runs in quadruple figures i.e. 1009. In the match, he hit 59 sixes and 129 fours. The numbers seem easy to be written but impossible to be accomplished.
This seemingly unbreakable record set by Pranav made him famous all over the Internet. You can find his pictures everywhere on Twitter and Facebook. There is more to share about this great cricketer who has great power to set such a difficult record. Let's begin to know about him in the story below.
He is a student of KC Gandhi School Mumbai. This passionate cricket player beat the record set by the 13-year-old AEJ Collins in a house match at Clifton College in June 1899.
"He has got cramps. I don't know what to say but I feel proud that my son has achieved this. Pranav is getting non-stop calls from the media and relatives. He has not even had time to talk to his mother. She is keenly waiting for him to return home." His father also shared his views with Hindustan Times: "I was nervous throughout but was just happy to see my son batting. There's a lot of talent in our area but we lack proper facilities for children to play and get trained. For this reason, when Pranav turned nine, I enrolled him for coaching at MIG in Bandra. I would drive my rickshaw in the morning and then we'd leave for MIG in the afternoon and return at night." He said the target for his son now was a place in the Mumbai Under-16 team, adding: "Cricket equipment costs a lot of money. I have tried to find sponsors for my son but on one occasion I was told that he first needs to make a name for himself."
His achievement is not due to any fortune or spontaneous miracle, it was his passion, hard work and will power which has made him accomplishing such an incredible victory. I must say Indian cricket has the safe and bright future as we have emerging powerful talents like Pranav. We offer him our heartfelt wishes for his future and dreams. Keep playing Pranav and make India pride!