SRH vs RR: Watch – Dhruv Jurel takes a hard hit on the throat as T Natarajan attacks the batsman

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SRH vs RR: Watch - Dhruv Jurel cops a nasty blow on his throat as T Natarajan attacks batter


Dhruv Jurel, on Friday (May 24), received a severe blow to his throat while batting in the recently concluded second qualifier match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The incident took place in the 18th innings of Rajasthan Royals when the right-hand batsman was facing T Natarajan. The keeper-batsman suffered the injury on the first ball of the over while trying to play a pull shot.

The left-arm pacer bowled a slower short delivery and Dhruv Jurel came a little early to his shot. He failed to make any contact with the ball and it hit him right in the throat. He fell immediately as the players rushed to control him. Fortunately, the injury did not appear serious as Dhruv Jurel quickly got up and continued batting.

Watch Dhruv Jurel get hit in the throat:

Talking about the game, SRH thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 36 runs to book a mouth-watering clash with Kolkata Knight Riders in the final, scheduled to be played on Sunday (May 26) at the same venue. Dhruv Jurel scored a fifty but it was not enough for the Royals to cross the finishing line.

With a target of 176 runs, the Royals continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. As a result, their innings didn’t really get the required momentum and in the end, they finished their innings at 139 for 7. Jurel scored an unbeaten 56 runs off 35 balls, while Yashasvi Jaiswal also played a handy knock of 45 runs.

Barring Jaiswal and Jurel, no other Royals batsman could score more than 10 runs in the game. For SRH, spinners Shahbaz Ahmed and Abhishek Sharma made the difference. Shahbaz picked up 3 wickets for 23 runs, while Sharma claimed two for 24.

Earlier in the game, SRH scored a challenging total of 175 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen starred with the bat for SRH, scoring 50 off 34 balls.