Kalyan teenager Pranav Dhanawade who scripted history by becoming the first batsman ever to notch up a four-figure score by smashing an unbeaten knock of 1009 in an inter-school tournament has been offered a place in national carrier Air India’s sporting team.
According to a leading news agency report, the Air India has spoken to Pranav’s family and asked him to join on a scholarship basis.
Son of an auto-rickshaw driver, the Mumbai teenager became the first batsman ever to notch up a four-figure score in any form of cricket.
The 15-year-old, playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reach his unbeaten knock of 1009 against Arya Gurukul School in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
In the course of his awe-inspiring innings, which lasted 395 minutes, Dhanawade smashed a whopping 129 fours and 59 sixes.
Pranav now holds the record for the highest individual score in any form of cricket, bettering A E J Collins’ 628 not out for Clark’s House against North Town in 1899 in the UK.
Maharashtra has already announced that it would bear expenses for further coaching and education of the young cricketer who left the word astounded with his willow.