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Pranav Dhanawade scores 1,009 runs to create new world record

Pranav Dhanawade, son of a Kalyan auto-rickshaw driver, hit 1009 not out off 323 balls with 129 fours and 59 sixes to create a new world record


Kalyan-based Pravan Dhanawade on Tuesday created a new world record by scoring over 1,000 runs for his school Smt KC Gandhi School. He also broke the 117-year-old world record of 628 by Arthur (AEJ) Collins, an Englishman born in India. Pranav remained unbeaten at 1,009 when his school declared their innings at 1,465 for six, another world record for a team. No wonder, Pranav Dhanawade, was the top trending name in India and fitth top across the world on Twitter on Tuesday.

The 15-year young wicketkeeper-batsman was playing in the HT Bhandari Interschool Cricket Tournament organised by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Pranav started the day's play on his overnight score of 652 and soon after lunch, achieved the milestone. 
His father, Prashant is a rickshaw driver and had been driving his auto some extra hours to support his son's passion. As per reports, Maharashtra government has decided to bear Pranav's educational and coaching expenses.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Pranav, while advising the new world record holder to work hard to scale new peaks.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also congratulated the young crickert for his amazing and incredible inning.
On Monday, after breaking the previous world record for individual score, Pranav told newspersons that he was just 350 runs away from 1,000 runs and would definitely aim for it. While scoring 1,000 runs, the youngster faced 323 balls and hit 129 fours and 59 sixes.
Pranav's marathon innings also helped his school to create a world record for a team's highest score in an inning. KC Gandhi School scored 1465 runs for the loss of six wickets. Pranav's other partners, Aakash Singh and Siddesh Patil supported him nicely and also scored centuries each. Together, they literally butchered all bowlers from Arya Gurukul School team.
Brian Lara's 501 not out is the highest first-class score, playing a County match for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994. Prithvi Shaw (546 in 2013) of Mumbai school had earlier held the Indian record for highest individual score in any form of cricket, when he bettered Armaan Jaffer's 473, scored in a Harris Shield match in 2013. Armaan is the nephew of former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer.
In June 1899, Collins, who was born in India but could not play first class cricket, had scored 682 runs in a Junior House Match. He was also unbeaten on that score.  


The ugly consumer: Ridiculing those who shop ethically
New York : No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labour or those that harm the environment, but we also don't want to work too hard to find out whether our favourite products were made ethically, according to a new study.
We really don't like those good people who make the effort to seek out ethically-made goods when we choose not to. In fact, we denigrate consumers who act more ethically than we do, seeing them as less fashionable and more boring, said Rebecca Walker Reczek, co-author of the study and associate professor of marketing at the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.
"You choose not to find out if a product is made ethically. Then you harshly judge people who do consider ethical values when buying products. Then that makes you less ethical in the future," Reczek added.
Walker conducted the study with Daniel Zane, a graduate student at Ohio State's Fisher College, and Julie Irwin, a professor of marketing at the University of Texas at Austin.
In earlier research, Irwin had found that consumers often choose to be 'willfully ignorant' when it comes to how their favourite consumer goods were made.
They will consider ethical information, such as whether a product was made using fair labour practices and in an environmentally friendly way, if it is readily available, such as on product packaging. But they won't go through the trouble of looking on a website or asking a salesperson.
For the new research, Reczek and her colleagues conducted several experiments to determine the consequences of this wilful ignorance.
In the first study, 147 undergraduates were told they would be evaluating four brands of blue jeans that differed on only four attributes: style, wash, price and a fourth attribute, which pertained either to an ethical issue (whether the company used child labour) or a control issue (delivery time for the jeans).
Participants were told that due to time constraints, they could choose only two of the four attributes to make their evaluations.
As expected, most of the participants who were given the opportunity to know whether the jeans were made with child labour chose to remain 'wilfully ignorant'.
That was key to the next part of the study, in which the same participants provided their opinions about different types of consumers, purportedly for market segmentation purposes.
Those who were wilfully ignorant about child labour use on the jeans they evaluated were asked to rate consumers who would choose to research clothing manufacturers' labour practices before making a purchase.
These participants were more likely to denigrate these ethical consumers as odd, boring and less fashionable, among other negative traits.
"They judged ethical consumers less positively on positive traits and more negatively on negative traits," Reczek said.
However, participants who didn't choose to find out about delivery times on the jeans they evaluated didn't judge those who did investigate delivery times more harshly. It all had to do with the ethics.
"Wilfully ignorant consumers put ethical shoppers down because of the threat they feel for not having done the right thing themselves," she said. "They feel bad and striking back at the ethical consumers makes themselves feel better."
The study results appeared online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
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