"Pranav's spectacular performance scoring over 1000 runs and creating a new world record, is indeed a matter of great pride for the entire state and the whole country," Tawde said in a congratulatory message.

The minister said that the state government offers all help to the 15-year-old Thane schoolboy and ensure his complete coaching in cricket through the sports department.

"We shall offer assistance to Pranav for his further education and cricket coaching," Tawde assured after speaking with the cricket hero's father and congratulating him.

A Class 10 (SSC) student of KC Gandhi High School in Kalyan, (Thane district), Pranav entered the record books by becoming the first batsman ever to score 1,000-plus runs in an innings when he reached 1,009 not out in an HT Bhandari Cup Under-16 inter-school cricket tournament.

Son of an auto rickshaw driver Prashant, Pranav was batting against Arya Gurukul School in the tournament organized by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for the benefit of suburban schools. Pranav's epic 323-ball knock consisted of a staggering 59 sixes and 129 fours.

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