Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade has written his name in cricket folklore by racking up an incredible score of 1,009 not out in a two-day Bhandari Trophy match.
Dhanawade clobbered 129 fours and 59 sixes in an innings that lasted 327 balls and 396 minutes. His score of 1,009 is believed to be the biggest individual total in an officially recorded match.
First man on the Planet to smash 1000runs in any forms of Cricket & Its Superman frm India Name:Pranav Dhanawade %u270C%uD83D%uDC4F pic.twitter.com/V3tvoxKbhw
— Raina fan club (@ClubRaina) January 5, 2016
Mumbai teenager Pranav Dhanawade has scored 1000 runs off 323 balls with 59 sixes and 127 fours pic.twitter.com/Ht0uzhEKCX
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) January 5, 2016
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 5, 2016
The son of an auto rickshaw driver, Dhanawade said he was not focused on breaking records, and was not aware of the previous world record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899.
"I have always been a big-hitter. When I started I never thought about breaking the record," Dhanawade told the Hindustan Times after the first day of his knock.
"The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go.
"After reaching 300, my coach Harish Sharma told me to play on. I did not know of the world record, but we had the Indian record (546) in mind," he added.
The teenager's knock has caught the eye of many, including Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tenudulkar who took to Twitter to praise Dhanawade.
Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 5, 2016