Pranav Dhanawade had another moment to cherish after scoring a record breaking 1009 when Sachin Tenduklar gifted the Mumbai schoolboy his autographed bat. (Pranav Dhanawade Gets Mumbai Cricket Association Scholarship)
"Master Blaster @sachin_rt gifts his own autographed bat to #PranavDhanawade for his record breaking innings," the BCCI confirmed Tendulkar's gesture in a tweet.Â (Pranav Dhanawade - Son of an Auto Driver Who Crossed the 1000 Barrier)
Tendulkar was quick to congratulate 15-year-old Dhanawade on his mind-boggling knock of 1009 in a school game on Tuesday.
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
"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!" Tendulkar had tweeted on Tuesday.
Dhanawade, playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reached the gigantic score of 1000 in just 323 deliveries with a jaw-dropping strike rate of 312.38 in the game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Meanwhile, Dhanawade was also felicitated by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde. Shinde felicitated the boy with a bouquet and blessed him for his future success.
He said that Dhanawade had made the district, state and the country proud by his performance.
"We are proud of Pranav for his world record score. We will help him in every possible manner as far as his coaching in the country and abroad is concerned," Shinde said.