The monumental knock was studded with 72 fours and 28 sixes and came off just 199 balls.

In record-breaking knock Mumbai cricketer scores unbeaten 652 runs
news Cricket Record Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 15:07

A Mumbai cricketer on Monday broke a more than 100-year-old batting record for the highest score in all forms of cricket by making a mind-boggling undefeated 652 runs.

The 15-year-old boy Pranav Dhanawade scored an unbeaten 652 runs while playing for KC Gandhi High School, Kalyan against Arya Gurukul School in an under-16 inter-school tournament Bhandari Cup, organized by the Mumbai Cricket Association. 

The monumental knock was studded with 72 fours and 28 sixes and came off just 199 balls.

Dhanawade’s knock enabled him to surpass the previous highest individual score of 628 across all forms of cricket, which was held by AEJ Collins of UK since 1899.

During the course of his innings, he also went past Prithvi Shaw’s highest individual score of 546 runs scored in a Harris Shield match, which was the highest individual score in any form of cricket in India, prior to this.

Talking to reporters, he said, “I didn’t have anything in mind when I went in to bat. The runs kept coming and I reached here.”

Dhanawade’s coach Mobin Shaikh said, “I've been an MCA coach for the past 25 years, but this is something special. It's not a matter of how many runs he has scored but the fact that he has opened a door for youngsters here. It is my hope that Pranav's feat can be a new dawn for the sport in this part of the city.”

As per the latest update, Dhanawade on Tuesday became the first batsman in the history of cricket across all forms to amass 1000 runs in a single innings, scoring an unbeaten 1009.

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