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Sorry Ben Stokes, a 15-year-old Indian kid went 1009 not out in a single innings today

Pranav Dhanawade has earned the praise of Sachin Tendulkar today.

RETIRED CRICKET LEGEND Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated a 15-year-old schoolboy for becoming the first player to score over 1000 runs in one innings.

Pranav Dhanawade hit an unbeaten 1009 during an inter-school tournament in India overnight, a knock that included 129 fours and 59 sixes as he led KC Gandhi School to 1465-3 against Arya Gurukul School in a Bhandari Cup match.

The youngster reached four figures off just 323 balls, breaking records along the way, while also catching the attention of India’s greatest batsman.

Tendulkar – who scored 15,921 runs in 200 Tests for India during his career – took to Twitter to praise Dhanawade, and challenged him to keep on improving.

Dhanawade’s proud father Prashant, who works as a rickshaw driver, told DNA India:

“He has got cramps. I don’t know what to say but I feel proud that my son has achieved this.”

Sorry, Ben Stokes, your record-setting 258 is now officially overshadowed.

Source: Abdul Aleem/YouTube

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