IND vs ENG: Dhruv Jurel reacts after missing out on his maiden ton in the Ranchi Test

In the 4th Test between India and England at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, Dhruv Jurel exhibited a batting masterclass that caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Despite missing out on his maiden Test century, Jurel’s gritty and determined innings left a lasting impression.

The crucial third day

As the Ranchi Test progressed into its third day, the stakes were high for both teams. England sought to capitalize on their advantage and level the series, while India aimed to stage a remarkable comeback and increase their chances to bag the series victory.

Dhruv Jurel revives India’s innings

In a challenging situation where India found themselves reeling at 177/7, Jurel displayed remarkable resilience alongside Kuldeep Yadav. Their partnership of 76 runs not only revived India’s innings but also shifted the momentum in their favor. Jurel’s crucial knock of 90 runs played a pivotal role in helping India post a competitive total of 307.

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Prioritizing the team performance

Despite falling short of a personal milestone, Jurel’s focus remained unwaveringly on the team’s success. Expressing his desire to lift the Test series trophy, he emphasized the significance of contributing to India’s triumph rather than individual achievements.

“To tell the truth, I don’t rue missing out on my hundred at all because it’s my debut Test series. In truth, I’m desperate to lift this trophy with my hands, because playing Test cricket was always a big dream of mine,” said Jurel as quoted by ICC.

Jurel’s strategic approach

Reflecting on his innings, Jurel highlighted his adaptability to the pitch conditions in Ranchi, which featured a low bounce. He strategically adjusted his shot selection, opting to play straight to maximize scoring opportunities. This astute approach showcased Jurel’s maturity and understanding of the game at a young age.

“This was a low bounce wicket, so obviously one couldn’t score square of the wicket. It is better to score off a straight face (of the bat). So I tried to keep myself ready for the fact that the wicket was playing low, and tried to play as straight as possible. Even my bigger shots, I tried to hit them down the ground,” he added.

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