Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar Pay Tribute to Pranav Dhanawade's Historic 1009* Knock

Updated: 05 January 2016 19:54 IST

Pranav Dhanawade entered the history books when he smashed an unbeaten 1009, the highest individual score in all forms of cricket. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh have congratulated him on twitter while Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that his knock was no joke.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar Pay Tribute to Pranav Dhanawade's Historic 1009* Knock
Pranav Dhanavade rewrote the record books when he smashed 1009*, the highest individual score in any form of cricket. © PTI

Pranav Dhanawade entered the history books for his world record score of 1009* in a H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). His knock broke a 116-year old record and his score was a highest individual score in all forms of cricket. (Pranav Dhanawade - Son Of an Autorickshaw Driver - Crosses the 1000 Barrier)

Following his record breaking feat, Twitter paid tribute to Dhanawade's epic knock and the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh congratulated him. (Sachin Tendulkar Hails Pranav Dhanawade)

Even India's limited-overs skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, paid tribute to Dhanawade, saying that it was not a joke to score so many runs. Speaking on the eve of India's departure to Australia for five ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, Dhoni said, "It's not a joke to score so many runs. It's serious business in any conditions and ground keeping in mind the age. It's tremendous, it is important to improve. He must be a very special kid. I would have gotten bored. He's calculating his batting. It is something that is very rare."

Ajinkya Rahane called Dhanawade's knock massive and hoped that he would play for India some day. "It's a massive feat to do this. He has started well. 1009 runs takes long to say it but to achieve an individual score like this is a big achievement. I hope he plays with us someday. He should just focus on doing well."

-With inputs from Anurag Dwary-

Topics : India Cricket
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