Dhruv Jurel credits MS Dhoni following explosive cameo against CSK. Jurel is a big fan of the former Indian skipper and was delight to share the field with the World Cup-winning captain.
After a thrashing of Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals climbed to the top of the IPL 2023 points table. While Yashasvi Jaiswal made headlines with his swashbuckling half-century, Dhruv Jurel also contributed significantly with the bat to help his team reach a daunting total. Following his innings, Jurel revealed that MS Dhoni’s presence on the field inspired him.
Sanju Samson’s team, which came into the game having suffered two consecutive defeats, completed the season’s double over MS Dhoni’s Yellow Army. Dhruv Jurel, Rajasthan’s teenage batting wonder who has captured the attention with a few quickfire cameos this season, scored another explosive innings against the four-time champions.
When he is behind the wicket, the 22-year-old batter is inspired by CSK’s legendary skipper MS Dhoni. Jurel, like the bulk of the audience. Big fan of the former Indian captain and thrilled to share the pitch with the World Cup-winning captain.
“I am fortunate to share the same field as Dhoni, sir.” I’ve been watching him play since I was a child. I’m not under any duress. On the other hand, it acts as a motivator. Knowing that he is standing behind me and watching me motivates me. “That’s enough for me,” Jurel stated after the match in a press conference.
I have practised enough that I have to hit six for every ball: Jurel
In a spectacular combination with Devdutt Padikkal, the 22-year-old hitter from Uttar Pradesh hammered 34 runs off just 15 deliveries. He admitted that he practiced big shots in the nets, which gave him the confidence to hit every ball for a six in the death overs.
“This [finisher] is the spot that management assigned to me, so I practice like that.” I don’t feel like I have less balls and I need to score huge runs. I have practised enough that I have to hit six for every ball. I do three-four hours of batting every day, making sure I am getting something from my batting. My mantra is bat; the rest will take care of itself,” he added.