Mumbai boy beats 117-years old record

Mumbai: 15-year old boy from Mumbai broke a 117-year old record by scoring 652 runs in just 119 balls during an under-16 school match organized by Mumbai Cricket Association on Monday.

Pranav Dhanawade, a 10th grader at KC Gandhi High School, scored a staggering 652 runs, which included 78 fours and 38 sixes, against Arya Gurukul School.

He broke the record, which was previously held by AEJ Collins, who smashed an unbeaten 628 in a club match in England in 1899.

He also broke the Indian record of 546 runs set by Prithvi Shaw at Azad Maidan in 2013.

Pranav, son of an auto-rickshaw driver in Mumbai, began playing cricket at the age of five years at Modern Cricket Club under coach Shaikh.

After his latest feat, Pranav aims to score 1,000 runs on the second 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," Pranav told dna.

News24 Bureau