Indian teen smashes 1000 runs in one knock

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For the first time in cricket history, a batsman has scored more than 1000 runs in one innings, and that honour goes to Indian schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade, who smashed 1009 runs in two days.

His innings used up just 323 deliveries, and saw him bash 59 sixes and 127 fours. On the first day of his innings, he scored more than 600 runs, off just 199 balls, demolishing the opposition bowlers.

After the first day, the kid told DNA India of scoring 1000 the next day: "Why not? I am confident that I can do it. I will definitely try to score 1,000 runs as I am just 350 away.

"If I can score 600 runs in two sessions, I am confident of scoring 350 in one session."

Dhanawade was praised by none other than Sachin Tendulkar on twitter.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PranavDhanawade?src=hash">#PranavDhanawade</a> on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!</p>&mdash; sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) <a href="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/684301258577022976">January 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The lad's father, Prashant, told the Times of India of their struggles to find financial help: "There’s a lot of talent in our area but we lack proper facilities for children to play and get trained.

"For this reason, when Pranav turned nine, I enrolled him for coaching at MIG in Bandra.

"I would drive my rickshaw in the morning and then we'd leave for MIG in the afternoon and return at night.

"Cricket equipment costs a lot of money. I have tried to find sponsors for my son but on one occasion I was told that he first needs to make a name for himself."

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