Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old from Mumbai who earlier broke a record by scoring 652 runs in the Bhandari Trophy, crossed the 1,000-run mark in the same innings on Tuesday, becoming the first cricketer ever to breach the 1,000-run mark.
Dhanawade brought up the knock during an under-16 inter-school match at Union Cricket Academy ground in Kalyan.
On Monday, he broke the 117-year-old record for the most runs scored in an innings held by AEJ Collins, who smashed an unbeaten 628 in a club match in England in 1899.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for Twitter users to react to the 15-year-old’s staggering achievement, with responses ranging from congratulatory to funny. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and even Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took to the social media platform to congratulate Dhanawade.
The incredible scorecard of Pranav Dhanawade's 1009 not out. Spare a thought for those bowlers... pic.twitter.com/RwHGMs2GOk— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) 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
What an amazing inning; Incredible... 323 balls & 1009 not out... Congratulations #PranavDhanawade ! Proud of you! Keep striking 👍🏽— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 5, 2016
The name's Dhanawade.... Pranav Dhanawade! pic.twitter.com/WCPeFEL5OY— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade in his tribute to Arvind Kejriwal scored an odd number of runs (1009) in odd number of balls (323) on an Odd day (5th Jan)— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade has scored 1000 runs in an innings...well played, son 👏👏 Request to media--please leave him alone. 🙏— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 5, 2016
World Record indv score of 652* by Pranav Dhanawade prev record: 628* by AEJ Collins for Clarke's House in 1899 https://t.co/qzEMLGtkBA— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 4, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade makes 1000 runs in an inning. Impressive. For now. Pretty sure AB DeVilliers will find a way to score 2000 runs in an over.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 5, 2016
1000 minutes of silence for the boys bowling to Pranav Dhanawade.— HeThumerus (@TheHumerus) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade is batting in nervous 900s.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 5, 2016
Looks like Agarkar and Nehra are bowling to Pranav Dhanawade.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade is son of an auto-rickshaw driver.. Dear Mumbai Cricket Association please get him all the facilities to enhance him— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 5, 2016
is it too soon to call Pranav Dhanawade’s friend Vinod Kambli? cause abp news was so into interviewing one of them.— Sushant (@SpaceYatri) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade now on 1002* 😱. 🙏👍✌👌 Brian Lara 501*— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 5, 2016
Pranav Dhanawade  is ISO Certified Batsman.— Crazy Ninza (@CrazyNinza) January 5, 2016
Put differently, if Pranav Dhanawade scores 19 successive ducks from here, he will end up with an average of 50+ #PranavDhanawade— Mangesh Mehendale (@mangeshmm) January 5, 2016
Hs ind.score in any form of organised cricket: 1009* Pranav Dhanawade 628* James Collins 566 Charles Eady 546 Prithvi Shaw #wonderkid— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 5, 2016