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Sachin Tendulkar gifts his bat to record-breaker Dhanawade


Pranav Dhanawade with his parentsMUMBAI : Pranav Dhanawade with his parents holds a cricket bat presented to him by Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar after his record breaking innings, in Mumbai on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI1_7_2016_000130B)

New Delhi: Pranav Dhanawade had another moment to cherish after scoring a record breaking 1009 when Sachin Tenduklar gifted the Mumbai schoolboy his autographed bat.

“Master Blaster @sachin_rt gifts his own autographed bat to #PranavDhanawade for his record breaking innings,” the BCCI confirmed Tendulkar’s gesture in a tweet.

Tendulkar was quick to congratulate 15-year-old Dhanawade on his mind-boggling knock of 1009 in a school game on Tuesday.

“Congrats #PranavDhanawade on being the first ever to score 1000 runs in an innings. Well done and work hard. You need to scale new peaks!” Tendulkar had tweeted on Tuesday.

Dhanawade, playing for KC Gandhi Higher Secondary School, reached the gigantic score of 1000 in just 323 deliveries with a jaw-dropping strike rate of 312.38 in the game against Arya Gurukul in the Bhandari Cup inter-school tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

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