The 1009 Man: Know What Pranav Dhanawade Is Upto
By Tanaya Wani
Pranav Dhanawade, the wonderkid from Kalyan who scored a fictitious 1009* interacted with us in a cordial and candid interview. The conversation captured the young cricketer’s drive to thrive in the length and the breadth of cricket. Pranav talks about his career 6 years after the ridiculous feat.
Over the course of the interview, Pranav disclosed his engagements with cricket since his tender age. His feat of scoring more than 1000 runs in one inning was appreciated to which he responded that the event still feels surreal to him as he never thought about the possibility of scoring that amount let alone achieve it in reality. He also added that after setting the handsome record, he experienced a lot of ups and downs in life.
He drew attention to the 2020 lockdown which affected particularly his career as he wasn’t given an opportunity to perform in competitive cricket letting 2 years of the cricketing season go to waste. The record-breaker, despite the adversities, keeps his head high and pursues his dream with passion. Pranav now represents Victory Cricket Club in B Division of the Mumbai Circuit and previously has played for Air India in corporate tournaments.
Pranav was invited by the Northwich Cricket Club, a club which is located 20 minutes away from the city of Manchester. Dhanawade was playing as an amatuer and performed brilliantly scoring 715 runs in his debut season with 1 emphatic century and 4 half-centuries to his name.
When asked about his future plans, Pranav was quite firm and clear. The wk-batsman aims to play for the Ranji Trophy Cricket and in the process also represent India on an international level.
– Tanaya Wani