A Rickshaw Driver’s Son Just Scored 1000 Runs and Broke a 117-Year-Old World Record

A young man from Mumbai has just done the (so far presumed) impossible: scored over a thousand runs in a cricket match.

15-year-old Pranav Dhanawade of KC Gandhi School broke the 117-year-old world record today in a match against Arya Gurukul School.



Pranav scored 1009 runs. His team declared their innings at 1465 runs (another world record!) in the match organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association. The opposition team had been dismissed for 31.

Pranav’s astounding innings means that he is now the holder of the world record for the highest individual score in any form of representative cricket. The previous record was AEJ Collins’ 628 not out in 1899 in the UK.

Pranav’s father Prashant is a autorickshaw driver who has stood steadily by his (amazingly talented) son.

“It a unfulfilled dream. I want my son to become a great cricketer. He has proved that he has the talent today. Cricket is not an easy sport and expensive too. I spent extra hours driving an autorickshaw in order to afford the cricket gear for my son,” Prashant said to the Indian Express.

Pranav’s next goal is to play for the Ranji Trophy.

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