Pranav Dhanawade smashes double ton in a 45-over inter-college match

Dhanawade's 236 came on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of his 1009-run innings.

Pranav Dhanawade | Pic source: NDTV

Pranav Dhanawade hit 236 runs against Jhunjhunwala College in a 45-over inter-college match on Thursday. He became famous for scoring 1009 runs in an innings 2 years back in 2016. He scored the double century on the eve of the second anniversary of his famous knock.

Dhanawade's double ton helped his side post a massive score of 459, which included a 51-run penalty for slow over rate, against Guru Nanak College at Cross Maidan, reports Mid-Day. 

Dhanawade's teammate Yash Singh dismantled the Guru Nanak College with the ball, who were bowled out for 60, with a spell of 7/14 in 5.2 overs.

"I am happy. I want to make a fresh beginning. I am not thinking too much about my future; just want to enjoy the game," Dhanawade said after the match.

The 17-year-old had faced a slip in his fortunes after his knock of 1009 runs for Smt KC Gandhi School in an inter-school game for the HT Bhandari Cup.

Late last year, Dhanawade even gave up the 10,000 monthly scholarship Mumbai Cricket Association handed to him by the Mumbai Cricket Association for not having performed on expected lines.

Dhanawade failed to make the playing XI for Dadar Union SC for the 'A' division of the Dr. HD Kanga Cricket League and encountered more bad news when Air India did not renew his contract after a year.

In his 1009-run innings, the then 15-year-old had hit 129 fours and 59 sixes during the match at the Union Cricket Academy ground in Kalyan. The effort helped his school declare on 1465/3, which is also a record for the highest ever team score. 

Son of an autorickshaw driver, Dhanawade has been playing cricket since he was five. He has been coached by Mobin Sheikh. A wicket-keeper batsman, he has dreams of becoming a cricketer like Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


By Sihyeu Singh - 07 Jan, 2018

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