NEW DELHI: Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar today congratulated young teenage cricketer Pranav Dhanawade for smashing an unbeaten 1009 in an inter-school tournament in Mumbai.
"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!," Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.
Playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, Dhanawade today scripted history by becoming the first batsman ever to notch up a four-figure score.
The 15-year-old reached the gigantic score of 1009 in just 323 deliveries with a jaw-dropping strike rate of 312.38 in a game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh also lavished praise on the young batsman.
"Well played...no matter what levels cricket it is but numbers are just unbelievable.another @sachin_rt in making?" Harbhajan tweeted.
Dhanawade smashed a whopping 129 fours and 59 sixes during his epic knock which ended when his school declared at 1465 for three at stumps on day two, which is also a world record.
Son of an autorickshaw driver, Dhanawade now holds the record for the highest individual score in any form of cricket, bettering AEJ Collins' 628 not out for Clark's House against North Town in 1899 in the UK.
The 10th-standard boy thus also went past the highest individual score of 546 in Indian schools cricket standing in the name of another Mumbai cricketer, Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield made against St Francis D'Assissi in the Harris Shiled game in 2013.