Record breaking school cricketer Pranav Prashant Dhanawade’s father Prashant Dhanawade, an auto-rickshaw driver in Kalyan, has clarified that Arjun Tendulkar has not been chosen for the national team.
Says Prashant, “Arjun’s selection is for the zonal team and not in the Indian Under-16 team. It is wrong to say that Arjun’s selection is because of his father’s big name in Indian cricket”.
Prashant adds, “The team for Mumbai was already selected before my son scored those 1000 runs. Only one match was left and obviously Pranav could not have been accommodated for one match after his record-breaking score. Arjun was playing better than my son at the time selection was done.”
“Secondly, there cannot be a comparison between Pranav and Arjun. Pranav is a wicket-keeper batsman, whereas Arjun is a bowling all-rounder. There can only be one wicket-keeper in the team,” he adds....