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Dhruv Jurel said of India vs. England: “My father is my hero, and I will dedicate my Test cap to him.”

<p>at the third Test match of the current five-match series between India and England at Rajkot, Dhruv Jurel is very close to making his Test debut. He is expected to replace KS Bharat. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batter from Uttar Pradesh said on the eve of the third Test that he will dedicate his first Test cap to his father in appreciation for all of his support over the years.</p>
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<p>In lieu of Ishan Kishan for the home series against England, Dhruv Jurel—who gained notoriety for himself with impact innings for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2023 Indian Premier League—was selected for the Test team. But in the first two Tests, he was warming the benches as experienced gloveman KS Bharat was selected ahead of him. There has been conjecture in the run-up to the third Test that India may bench Bharat in favour of Dhruv, given his poor batting performance.</p>
<p>Images from Tuesday’s India training session at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot revealed the tale. Captain Rohit Sharma was closely observing Dhruv Jurel as he engaged in a rigorous session of wicketkeeping. Before being suited up and engaging in an extended batting practise, Dhruv made an impression with his glove work in the evening.</p>
<p>“My father is my idol, therefore if I win the India cap, I would want to dedicate this to him. I’ll chat to him if I’m confused. He leads the way. Dhruv Jurel said, “He is my hero,” to the BCCI.</p>
<p>Dhruv Jurel’s father, Nem Singh Jurel, a Kargil war veteran, first opposed his participation in sports, but his mother sold her gold necklace to pay for his cricket gear. In order to pay tribute to his mother’s efforts, Dhruv followed cricket with a steadfast determination. In the end, his father supported him, and the wicketkeeper-batter has found a rock in his father.</p>
<p><strong>HOW HARD IS IT TO GET A SEAT?</strong><br />
In his early career in his own country, Dhruv Jurel has impressed. In the Ranji Trophy 2022 season, he made his debut against Vidarbha and rapidly created a name for himself as a dependable middle-order batsman. He scored 790 runs at an amazing average of 46.47 in 15 first-class matches, including five half-centuries and a double-century.</p>
<p>In the meanwhile, Dhruv Jurel had a lighthearted conversation with another young gun Yashasvi Jaiswal about his nerve-wracking team bus trip.</p>
<p>“To tell the truth, as soon as I learned that my name was on the Indian cricket squad, I became quite anxious. Thus, my only concern was where to seat on the bus. I was afraid that someone would say, “This is your seat,” approaching the chair where I was seated. I was really anxious. “I have devised a plan whereby, if the bus departs at eight, I will board it at seven fifty-nine and ensure that everyone is settled before boarding,” he said.</p>
<p>As they prepare to decide on their squad lineup for the third Test, which will begin in Rajkot on February 15, India have a lot to consider.</p>