Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old from Mumbai and the son of a rickshaw driver, has set the record for most runs scored in an organized cricket match with 1,009.
In a high school match recognized by the Mumbai Cricket Association, Dhanawade finished his innings on 1,009 not out, and his school finally declared (basically conceded batting) after scoring 1,465 runs. Dhanawade hit 59 sixes and 129 fours en route to his ridiculous score, scoring at a rate of over 312 runs for ever 100 balls he faced.
The 15-year-old shattered the previous record of runs scored, a 628 recorded by a 13-year-old in 1899. Dhanawade’s father enrolled the batsman in cricket classes at MIG in Bandra (the hometown of a certain Extra Mustard writer) and they seem to have paid off. Dhanawade's father told the Hindustan Times he hopes his son’s newfound fame can earn him a spot on Mumbai’s under-16 team, where he would receive more training and proper equipment.
Perhaps the best part of Dhanawade’s performance is that he received a tweet from God himself:
- Rohan Nadkarni