“It’s obviously a very proud day. It’s a reward for 11 years of his hard work. I want my son to become a great cricketer. He has proved that he has the talent today. Cricket is not an easy sport and expensive too. I spent extra hours driving an autorickshaw in order to afford the cricket gear for my son.”Pranav’s father wants him to play for the Mumbai Under-16 team. Dhanawade first broke the record for highest individual score in any form of representative cricket when he reached 629 during his knock.
“I told him agar Wankhede mein khelna hai toh bada score marna he padega. It’s very tough for any player from the suburbs to make it to the Mumbai Under-16 side. Fifties, 60s or even a hundred or two will not make a big impact. He needed a very big score and now that he has achieved it, hopefully he will carry on from here.”
Maharashtra Govt to bear coaching and education expenses of Mumbai U-16 cricketer Pranav Dhanawade(who made 652 off 199 balls yesterday)— ANI (@ANI_news) January 5, 2016
“I have always been a big-hitter. When I started I never thought about breaking the record. The focus was never that. I just played my natural game, which is to attack from the word go.”
Mumbai teenager Pranav Dhanawade has scored 1000 runs off 323 balls with 59 sixes and 127 fours pic.twitter.com/Ht0uzhEKCX — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) January 5, 2016