New Delhi: A 14-year-old boy, Tanishq Gavate, smashed an unbeaten 1,045 not out in a local cricket tournament in Navi Mumbai, reports PTI. Gavate’s coach has claimed that at the semi-final of the tournament at the Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School ground in Koparkhairne, the boy achieved the milestone. Also Read - Olympians Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Could Have Been Successful IPL Players
Gavate’s knock lasted two days on a ground which has a leg-side boundary of 60-65 yards, while the offside boundary was 50 yards, the coach claimed. His mammoth innings was laced with 149 boundaries and 67 sixes, said Gavate’s coach. Also Read - MCA Proposes Naming Wankhede Seat After MS Dhoni Where His Famous 2011 World Cup Six Landed
The coach claimed Gavate played the knock for the Yashwantrao Chavan team, which has been formed by the organisers, against the Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School. The organisers are the coach himself and the Yashwantrao Chavan English Medium School, he claimed. Also Read - Mumbai Cricket: 25-year-old Ranji Net Bowler Karan Tiwari Allegedly Dies Suicide
However, a senior Mumbai Cricket Association official told PTI that the tournament, titled Navi Mumbai Shield U14, has not been recognised by the MCA.
The coach, however, claimed leather ball was used in the tournament and bowlers bowled overarm.
(With PTI inputs)