Pranav Dhanawade, who smashed a mind blowing unbeaten 1,009 in a inter-school game, was on Wednesday congratulated by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) here.The 15-year-old Kalyan boy from the KC Gandhi school, his coach Mobin Sheik and the opponent team’s (Arya Gurukul) mentor were all honored by the MCA, headed by Sharad Pawar.
Pranav Dhanawade Felicitated by Maharashtra Cricket Association
Chief guest and previous Test opener Madhav Apte gave over a check of Rs 1.2 lakh to Pranav, son of an autor driver, in the interest of the affiliation which has chosen to bolster Dhanawade for the next five years with a montly free of Rs 10,000.
Pawar, in his address, depicted the schoolboy’s accomplishment, which fell off 327 balls and incorporated a stunning 129 fours and 59 sixes, as “wonderful” and “extraordinary”.
“The MCA management committee has decided to encourage him,” said Pawar and included that Apte, who went on India’s voyage through the West Indies in 1952 and shimmered as a batsman, was the right man to do the distinctions as he himself had performed an great bowling feat in his school days.
Apte had grabbed 10 wickets for 14 runs rocking the bowling alley leg-turn in a Giles Shield Inter-school game in the mid 1940s yet then was later changed over into an opening batsman by the considerable all rounder-turned coach Vinoo Mankad.