MS Dhoni: Don’t knock Pranav Dhanawade’s record 1,009


  A Mumbai teenager’s record-breaking 1,009 not out wasn’t the match’s only startling statistic—one of the boundaries was only 30 yards long, while the opposition was so meagre that one bowler conceded 142 runs in just six overs. Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade also reportedly escaped 21 dropped catches on his way to obliterating a 117-year-old world record for runs scored in a single innings earlier this week. But India’s cricket establishment said doubts about the quality of the opposing team, most of whom were only 12 and not used to playing with hard cricket balls, should not detract from Dhanawade’s history-making…

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