Father Borrowed Rs. 800 for Bat, Mother Sold Gold Chain: Son Dhruv Jurel is Currently in Indian Test Cricket Team

Dhruv Jurel

"He is an absolute match-winner" ~Sangakara

Vishal Singh Jan. 13, 2024

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) revealed the team late on Friday for the opening two Test matches against England. Later this month, the Indian cricket team will begin a 5 match series against England. Mohammed Shami, a fast bowler for the Indian cricket team, was ruled out due to injury, and Ishan Kishan, who requested a break during the team's tour to South Africa, was also left off the roster.

Dhruv Jurel, a player from Uttar Pradesh, was the standout choice, though. In December of last year, the 22-year-old participated in two matches for the India A team against their South African opponents.


In the Ranji Trophy's first-round group game at Alappuzha, he scored 69 for UP against Kerala after making 63 in the second match at Benoni. In the team, he has been selected as the 3rd wicketkeeper.

After making his First-Class debut against Vidarbha the previous year, Jurel has amassed 790 runs at an average of 46 from 15 games, including five fifty-score innings, on the local circuit.

The narrative of Dhruv Jurel is truly motivational. Dhruv Jurel came from a lowly background, worked his way up, and became well-known on the domestic scene.

His Interview -

I used to study in Army School. During holidays I though about joining cricket camp at Eklavya Stadium in Agra. I filled up the form but did not tell my dad. When he came to know, he scolded me. However, he borrowed Rs 800 to buy me a cricket bat. When I told him I needed a cricket kit, dad asked me how much it would cost. I told him about Rs six to seven thousand and he told me to stop playing. But I was adamant and locked myself in the bathroom. Then my mom sold her gold chain and got me cricket kit
~Dhruv Jurel told Dainik Jagran 
My friends told me that I got selected for Indian team. When I told them that I have been selected, they asked me 'which Indian team I got selected?' I told them Rohit bhaiya, Virat Bhaiya wala Indian team. My whole family got emotional after hearing this.

India's Squad -

Rohit Sharma (C ), S Gill, Y Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan.