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This Indian player holds record for scoring 1009* in one innings and it's not Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli

Pranav Dhanawade was only 15-year-old at that time and he became an overnight sensation after playing the superb innings.

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This Indian player holds record for scoring 1009* in one innings and it's not Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli
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Mumbai’s young batsman Pranav Dhanawade grabbed headlines in 2015 when he scored a record-breaking knock of unbeaten 1009 off 323 balls during an HT Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament game for Arya Gurukul School.

Dhanawade was only 15-year-old at that time and he became an overnight sensation after playing the superb innings.

However, Pranav Dhanawade failed to rise high despite his record-shattering innings whereas players of his age like Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill succeeded to break into the Indian team. Pranav Dhanawade later said that he was under a lot of pressure and expectations of everyone increase manifold from him after he scored the magnificent knock. 

“The expectation was huge after I got to the record. Every time I walked out to bat, I used to feel the pressure and that on occasions got the better of me. It became difficult for me as I lost focus at times and played a loose shot,” Pranav Dhanawade said while talking to CricketCountry.

Dhanawade said that his father inspired him to take up the sport. 

“It has to be my father. He used to play tennis ball cricket, but could not make it big due to lack of funds and opportunities. In a way, he was the one who inspired me. I started playing the game when I was five. I used to play in the gullies with a tennis ball. It was my father who spotted talent in me and sends me to the MIG club in Bandra. That is where I started playing the game with a leather ball,” Dhanawade had said.

Meanwhile, Dhanawade failed to capitalise on his talent after playing the record-shatterring innings and he has repeatedly said that inconsistency led to his downfall as he could not even make it to the Mumbai Under-19 squad.

“I missed out on making the U-19 team and that is because I was inconsistent at times. I am working on that aspect of my game. Another setback would be the pandemic. I have already missed out on two years of U-23 because there have been no trials. Now, I would like to get prepared for making the Ranji team,” he added.

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