“Dhruv Jurel is another MS Dhoni in the making…” – Sunil Gavaskar

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Dhruv Jurel


Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar praised young batsman Dhruv Jurel after his brave knock in the fourth Test between India and England. Sunil Gavaskar also compared Dhruvl Jurel’s “presence of mind” with that of former India captain and goalkeeper MS Dhoni.

Dhruv Jurel played one of the best innings of his career in India’s first innings against England at the CEJA International Stadium, Ranchi. The right-handed batsman scored his first half-century in Test cricket. He contributed significantly to India’s first innings total of 307.

The young batsman scored 90 runs before being dismissed by Tom Hartley on the third day of the ongoing match. He fell short of his well-deserved century as India conceded a 46-run lead to England. He received praise from all corners of the cricket fraternity.

Dhruv Jurel has been brilliant behind the stumps – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar was impressed with Dhruv Jurel’s batting and his exceptional work behind the stumps. Gavaskar highlighted Jurel’s game awareness and street cricketing skills of him, stating that he is another MS Dhoni in the making.

“Of course, he has batted well, but his keeping and his work behind the stumps has been equally brilliant. Just by looking at his knowledge of the game, I want to say that he is another MS Dhoni in the making. I know there can never be another MSD but you know the presence of mind he has, MSD also when it started, that’s what it was. And Jurel has that awareness of the game. Street cricketer,” Gavaskar said.

Jurel and Kuldeep joined hands at the crease, with India trailing England by 176 runs. The duo forged a crucial 76-run partnership for the eighth wicket, reducing the deficit to less than 100. Jurel then added a valuable 40-run stand alongside No. 10 Akash Deep.

Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav managed to score 28 runs off 131 deliveries, with the help of two boundaries. Kuldeep fell victim to James Anderson after an inside edge hit the stumps. Anderson completed his 698th wicket for the England team in Test cricket.

Dhruv Jurel will continue to score many centuries – Sunil Gavaskar

During the lunch break, Gavaskar highlighted that Dhruv Jurel could score more centuries in the future if he maintains his current batting form. He expressed confidence that Jurel possesses the necessary skills to become India’s next superstar.

“A century was lost today, but make no mistake, this young man will continue to score many centuries thanks to his presence of mind,” Gavaskar said during the lunch break.

Trevally made his debut for India in the third Test against England in Rajkot. The right-handed batsman scored 46 runs in India’s first innings and helped the team cross the 400-run mark. He also played a key role in a brilliant escape to dismiss Ben Duckett.

Jurel, son of Kargil war veteran Nem Singh Jurel, was encouraged by his father to pursue a career in the Indian Army. However, his passion for cricket took him in a different direction. He chose to excel in sports rather than follow the military path envisioned by his father.

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