“I couldn’t sleep after day 2…” – Dhruv Jurel reveals how he planned his winning shot

India's wicketkeeper batter Dhruv Jurel

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel admitted to experiencing insomnia during the fourth Test of the five-match series against England at home. Dhruv Jurel emphasized his determination to contribute more effectively to the team after the Day 2 collapse.

During the first innings of the recent match in Ranchi, the home team lost seven wickets for 177 runs. Dhruv Jurel joined tailender Kuldeep Yadav, and the batsman duo managed to guide the team to 219/7 at stumps on Day 2 without losing any more wickets.

Thinking about how I could spend more time – Dhruv Jurel

Dhruv Trevally revealed his sleepless night after day 2 of the match, focusing on extending his time in the box and contributing more effectively to the team’s scoring. Jurel emphasized the importance of scoring valuable runs with those behind.

“I couldn’t sleep the last night (after day 2). She was thinking about how she could spend more time in the middle, score runs and help the team. The more runs I scored, the less the team would need while chasing me, so that was all I was thinking about even while I was on the wicket today. The most important thing is to have faith in those behind you. You need to make them feel confident in their batting, stay in the fold and make them believe that this is feasible,” Horse mackerel said.

Jurel added a crucial 76-run partnership with Kuldeep Yadav, who scored 28 runs off 131 deliveries for the eighth wicket. The wicketkeeper-batsman also shared a 40-run stand with Akash Deep. Jurel scored 90 runs off 149 balls before losing his wicket to Tom Hartley.

The Indian team added 130 runs for the last three wickets as they batted to reach a total of 307 runs in the first innings. The team reduced the deficit to 46 runs after completing both innings. In the second innings, the Indian bowlers dispatched the opponents for 145 runs.

My mom doesn’t see much – Dhruv Jurel

Jurel told of his parents’ joy upon learning of his selection, which led him to share the news on social media. Despite his mother’s limited knowledge of cricket, she understood the importance of him representing India and followed his performance closely.

“When I was named to the squad, I called my parents and their happiness forced me to publish it on social media. My mom doesn’t know much about the game, but she knew it was for India. My mom doesn’t watch much, she is afraid that she will go out and she is very emotional. She just knows how many runs I scored and catches I made. took,” stated Jurel.

Chasing 192 runs for victory, India faced a challenging situation at 120/5. However, Trevally and opener Shubman Gill added an unbeaten partnership of 72 runs, guiding Team India to a five-wicket victory. Jurel scored an unbeaten 39 runs off 77 balls, including two fours.

The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer was named player of the match for his contributions with the bat. Trevally will next be seen in action during the final match, which will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala, starting on March 7.

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