“Pranav used to tell me that it was his childhood dream to create a world record and that he had sacrificed a lot for it,” Chinmay told Firstpost. “He told us that I will definitely score 1000 runs and will also remain unbeaten, so do come.” They arrived on time and Pranav was true to his word. So now that the friend has created a world record, what next? “He is coming to school tomorrow, so party!” shout the teenagers with innocence as they continue to revel in celebrations.
Following his record breaking feat, Twitter paid tribute to Dhanawade’s epic knock and the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh congratulated him.
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
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) January 5, 2016
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.”
Chief Minister of Maharashtra also congratulated young Pranav
What an amazing inning; Incredible… 323 balls & 1009 not out… Congratulations #PranavDhanawade ! Proud of you! Keep striking 👍🏽
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 5, 2016
Here are other tweets for the Young Pranav from Celebs across the world
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