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."
What an amazing inning; Incredible... 323 balls & 1009 not out... Congratulations #PranavDhanawade ! Proud of you! Keep striking ????- Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 5, 2016
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
Congratulations Pranav Dhanawade- what batsman score in a season u scored in an innings. https://t.co/tNgWUFANVd- Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 5, 2016
The numbers for Pranav Dhanawade are mind-numbing! 1009 from 323 balls. 59x6s, 129x4s. 870 runs in boundaries! Did anyone in Mumbai see it?- Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) January 5, 2016
Have no idea of strength of bowling, match situation, standard of the tournament, but 1009 runs by an individual is just mind boggling.- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 5, 2016
-With inputs from Anurag Dwary-