In 2016, on January 5, the promising batsman from Kalyan in Maharastra Pranav Dhanawade, who shot to fame when he set a record of most runs in an innings of the officially recognized fixture which saw him remaining unbeaten on 1,009, has played yet another remarkable knock which saw him scoring 236 runs in the inter-college fixture against Guru Nanak College while representing Jhunjhunwala College on Thursday (January 4).

Showing his class at such a young age, the teenager in the form of Dhanawade is excited about achieving the double-hundred and has aimed to continue contributing with the willow.

“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 game and was quoted as saying by Mumbai-based mid-day.

Pranav Dhanawade, Jhunjhunwala College, Guru Nanak College, Mumbai, 236, Inter-College,
When Pranav Dhanawade scored record-breaking 1009 in 2016. Photo Credit: HT.

It’s important to state that, the 17-year-old batsman Dhanawade was going through a lean patch which further saw him grabbing the headlines for going berserk with the bat.

It’s pertinent to mention that, Dhanawade had set another incredible knock just before a day of the second anniversary when he registered staggering 1009 which saw him breaking the internet in the cricketing world.

Four-figure knock while featuring the Smt KC Gandhi School during the HT Bhandari Cup of the inter-school competition.

Interestingly, having a knack for playing the longer innings, Dhanawade has further helped his college-side to post the staggering total of 459 while playing at the Cross Maidan in Mumbai.

Pranav Dhanawade, Jhunjhunwala College, Guru Nanak College, Mumbai, 236, Inter-College,
In his latest double century, Pranav Dhanawade smashed 35 fours and two sixes. Photo Credit: Web.

So much so, in what could be termed as the bizarre move, the Guru Nanak College team was also charged 51 runs for failing to finish the overs in time following the slow-over rate.

However, the miseries were piled-up for the opposition team was further the side was skittled out for 60 as Yash Singh has been the protagonist with the ball.

Yash sealed his exceptional figures of seven for 14 in 5.2 overs and played a major role in helping his team to clinch the game by whopping 398 runs.

In 2016, Dhanawade was offered INR 10,000 scholarship programme by Mumbai Cricket Association. However, he denied to receive the five-year scholarship programme after the dip in his form and went on to feature in the locally-held cricket tournaments.

Pranav Dhanawade, Jhunjhunwala College, Guru Nanak College, Mumbai, 236, Inter-College,
Pranav Dhanawade has been taking tips from his coach Sulakshan Kulkarni, who had featured in domestic cricket and worked as Mumbai’s Ranji coach. Photo Credit: Web.

Talking about the DR HD Kanga Cricket league, Dhanawade has miserably failed to impress the selectors to be inducted into Dadar Union SC playing XI which is the part of the division ‘A.’

With luck not going in his way, Dhanawade also missed the massive chance while failing to extend the agreement for another year with Air India.

Concluding, Dhanawade is looking forward to giving his best and work on his game religiously while having a lot on the plate in 2018.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor