Dhruv Jurel, the wicketkeeper, is overjoyed to receive his first call-up to the Test side during the IND vs ENG series. Jurel has been selected in the squad for the 3rd Test at Rajkot and the 4th test in Ranchi. In anticipation of his probable debut, Jurel has resolved to dedicate his Test cap to his father, whom he considers his hero who is a Kargil War Veteran.
Before his possible debut, the 23-year-old participated in India’s wicketkeeping and catching drills during Tuesday’s training session. In preparation for the third Test, Dhruv Jurel was observed honing his catching skills alongside a fresh slip cordon comprised of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajat Patidar, and Sarfaraz Khan.
When the Indian batting lineup collapsed in the 4th test against England, Dhruv Jurel scored 90, an important and much-needed innings by the youngster. Indian cricket fans hailed this rising star. Veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar called him the next Dhoni for his presence of mind in the game.
Who is Dhruv Jurel?
Dhruv Jurel, hailing from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, is an emerging Indian cricketer and wicket-keeper who has garnered attention for his selection in the upcoming Test match against England. Born on January 21, 2001, Dhruv is currently 22 years old and has nurtured his passion for cricket since his early years.
Coming from a modest background, Dhruv’s father, Nem Singh Jurel, served as a sergeant in the Indian Army and is a Kargil war veteran who retired in 2008. His mother, Rajani Jurel, manages the household, and he has a sister named Neeru Jurel. Despite limited information available about his personal life, Dhruv’s dedication to cricket has been evident since his school days.
Driven by his childhood dream of becoming a cricketer, Dhruv immersed himself in the sport from a young age, laying the foundation for his promising career.
Dhruv started playing cricket in his school camp and lied to his father that he was going for swimming classes but he actually went for playing cricket. But when his father learned about his interest in cricket he wanted him to focus on his studies and get a government job like him. But soon later, Dhruv’s father allowed him to play cricket.
Cricketer, Dhruv has worked harder to make his parents proud and in one of his interviews, he stated that his father borrowed 800 rupees from his friend for his first cricket bat and his mother even sold her gold chain to buy him his cricket kit. But now it feels that all of that struggle between him and his family has paid off as Dhruv is successful today.
Dhruv Jurel in IPL 2024
The aspiring cricketer, Dhruv Jurel kicked off his career as a cricketer at a young age and he has played youth cricket for Uttar Pradesh’s U-14 and U-19 teams. Dhruv played in the under-19 World Cup as India’s vice-captain in 2020. In 2022, he even made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy against Vidharbha.
Dhurv Jurel has even sparked his magic in IPL and was brought by Rajasthan Royals in 2022 and made his IPL debut in 2023. Rajasthan Royals brought him on the base price of 20 lahks where he scored 152 runs at a strike rate of 172.72 in 13 matches. For the upcoming IPL 2024, Rajasthan Royals has retained Dhruv Jurel and after the Test match, he will be seen in IPL 2024.
Jurel has also played 15 FC games where he has scored 790 runs. The 790 runs include five fifties and one century and a best core of 249. In 2023, Dhruv even played 10 List-A for India A against the United Arab Emirates and 23 T20 games. Apart from all that, Dhruv even stays quite active on social media and he has more than 200k followers on Instagram.
Dhruv Jurel FAQs
A. Dhruc Jurel is an Indian cricketer who was recently selected as a wicket-keeper in the Indan Team for a Test match against England.
A. Cricketer, Dhruv Jurel is 22 years old.
A. Dhruv Jurel hails from Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
A. It is not known if Dhruv Jurel is dating anyone or not.
A. Dhruv Jurel’s father, Nem Singh Jurel is a retired Army man, and his mother Rajani Jurel is a homemaker.