‘India have found a gem’: Aussie great Tom Moody picks the next star cricketer

Team India displayed an outstanding performance on Day 4 of the fourth Test against England, held at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. The match witnessed remarkable contributions from both veteran players and emerging talents, culminating in a memorable victory for the Indian side.

Dominance by Indian spinners

On the preceding day, Indian spinners exhibited their prowess by thwarting the English batting lineup, setting the stage for an exciting chase. With a target of 192 runs, the Indian team approached the task with determination and vigor.

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s promising start

Opening batters Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal laid a solid foundation, stitching together an impressive partnership of 84 runs. Their partnership injected confidence into the Indian camp and hinted at a potential victory.

England’s fightback and India’s struggle

However, England’s spinners staged a commendable fightback, claiming crucial wickets and putting India under pressure. The dismissal of key players such as Rajat Patidar, Ravindra Jadeja, and Sarfaraz Khan left India reeling at 120/5, raising doubts about their prospects in the match.

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Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel’s heroics

Amidst the mounting tension, Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel showcased exceptional resilience and skill. Their partnership of 72 runs for the sixth wicket proved to be the turning point of the match. Gill’s unbeaten knock of 52 and Jurel’s resilient 39 not out steered India to a remarkable victory, clinching both the match and the series.

Praise from Tom Moody

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody lauded India’s performance, particularly singling out Jurel for special praise. Moody described Jurel as a ‘gem’ and commended his temperament and skill in the longest format of the game.

“Dhruv Jurel is some player, India have found a gem. #temperament #INDvENG,” wrote Moody on X (formerly Twitter), expressing his admiration for the young cricketer.

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