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Astounding! Mumbai boy Tanishq Gavate hammers 1045 runs in school game

Mumbai youngster Tanishq Gavate scored 1,045 runs in the Under-14 Navi Mumbai Shield invitational cricket tournament for school teams at Kopar Kahirane, Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday.

cricket Updated: Jan 30, 2018 23:36 IST
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Mumbai youngster Tanishq Gavate scored 1,045 runs in the Under-14 Navi Mumbai Shield invitational cricket tournament for school teams at Kopar Kahirane, Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday.
Mumbai youngster Tanishq Gavate scored 1,045 runs in the Under-14 Navi Mumbai Shield invitational cricket tournament for school teams at Kopar Kahirane, Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

If it was an official match, Tanishq Gavate’s knock of 1,045 runs would have been a world record in school cricket.

Unfortunately for the 13-year-old, his mammoth innings came in the Under-14 Navi Mumbai Shield invitational cricket tournament for school teams at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday.

Tanishq’s knock brought back memories of the one played by Pranav Dhanawade couple of years ago when he scored 1,009 runs in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament. Pranav’s knock was a new world record in school cricket and it bettered the previous record of 628 set by Arthur Collins in 1899.

Tanishq represented Yashwantrao Chavan XI in the tournament, a team made up of the players from the academy run by his coach.

His knock in the semifinals came against the school he studies in — Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School, Kopar Khairane. His big innings came off 515 balls and was laced with 149 boundaries and 67 sixes.

Tanishq recently started to open the innings and has made an instant impact. “Previously he used to bat at one or two down but he requested me to allow him to open the innings. After testing him in the nets with the new ball and in few practice matches, I was confident that he can do well,” said his coach Manish, who also runs a coaching clinic in the school premises.

According to his coach, the match was played on a decent-size ground.

Tanishq was happy that he stayed at the crease for such a long time and hopes that Tuesday’s innings gives a boost to his career. “I like to open as it gives me time to play long innings and I managed to do so on Tuesday. Hopefully, I can continue in same way from here on,” said the eighth standard student, who had also scored unbeaten 316 in an earlier match.