IND vs ENG: Reason why Dhruv Jurel celebrated his maiden Test half-century with a salute

Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel emerged as the saving grace for India in the ongoing 4th Test against England in Ranchi. His stellar performance, marked by an incredible 90 runs, propelled India back into contention after a precarious situation.

Dhruv Jurel keeps India in the game

Responding to England’s formidable total of 353 runs in the first innings, India found themselves in a tight spot until Jurel’s exceptional knock helped them reach a respectable total of 307. Jurel’s 76-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Kuldeep Yadav proved instrumental in steering India towards a competitive position.

For Jurel, this maiden half-century in Test cricket served as a testament to his skill and determination. Despite India’s batting lineup faltering at 177/7 on the evening of Day 2, Jurel showcased remarkable composure and resilience alongside Kuldeep.

Displaying a comprehensive understanding of Test cricket, Jurel exhibited an impressive ability to control the innings, rotate the strike, and seize scoring opportunities when needed most. His defiant innings, comprising 90 runs off 149 balls, including six fours and four sixes, turned the tide in India’s favour.

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Reason behind Dhruv Jurel’s salute celebration

As soon as Jurel reached to his fifty, he came up with a salute as a respect and tribute to his father, who fought in the 1999 Kargil war before taking voluntary retirement from service in 2008.

Since his inclusion in the Indian team, Jurel has consistently acknowledged the support and sacrifices of his parents. His remarkable performance in the face of adversity undoubtedly underscores his commitment to making them proud and repaying their unwavering support when the nation needed him the most.

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