India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


An Indian schoolboy has smashed one of cricket’s oldest records, with the highest run total ever seen in an organised game.

Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old student of KC Gandhi School, became the first ever batsman to reach 1000 runs, hitting the whopping total in just 323 balls. Dhanawade had reached the unbelievable score of 1009 not out in the Bhandari Trophy match against Arya Gurukul School in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Even then, the sheer numbers make for mind-boggling reading. Dhanawade, the son of an autorickshaw driver, faced just 323 deliveries. The relatively smaller dimensions of the ground — the straight boundary being the longest at 60 yards — perhaps contributed to the 129 fours and 59 sixes hit by Dhanawade, and the strike rate of 312.38. On two occasions, windows from a nearby building were smashed.

Just after Dhanawade surpassed the milestone late on the second day of the match, his side declared with an immense 1465 first innings total, with the 15-year-old finishing on 1009 not out.

The young cricket sensation’s innings included 59 sixes and 129 fours. The figures of the opposition bowlers made for nightmare reading.

Dhanawade surpassed the previous world record for an individual score midway through his innings, hammering past English schoolboy Arthur Collins’ 1899 record of 628. The 15-year-old had already reached the all-time record at the close of the first day, having hit 82 fours and 42 sixes to give himself a total of 652 not out.

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