World record: Indian boy makes 1,000 runs in school cricket match

  • 5 January 2016
Pranav Dhanawade's teammates celebrating his achievement
Image caption Pranav Dhanawade faced 323 balls for his innings of 1,009 runs

An Indian teenager scored more than 1,000 runs in a single innings to set a new world record in school cricket.

Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade broke the previous record of 628 set back in 1899 by Arthur Collins.

He smashed 59 sixes and 127 fours in 395 minutes.

Image caption The record-breaking scorecard

Mumbai school cricket is very competitive and has produced famous cricketers like legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian opener Rohit Sharma.

"When I started I never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go," Dhanawade told an Indian newspaper.

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