“Mai Baanke Bihari ke mandir mein…’: Dhruv Jurel’s father gets emotional while reminiscing son’s India debut; video goes viral

In the cricketing world, stories of determination and dedication often steal the spotlight. One such heartwarming tale unfolded during the recent Ranchi Test when India’s promising young wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel etched his name in the annals of Indian cricket with a stunning knocks of 90 and 39 runs that not only helped India seal the series but also earned him accolades from cricket legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan.

Dhruv Jurel’s Ranchi heroics

The Ranchi Test showcased not only Jurel’s exceptional batting ability but also his temperament under pressure. Though he missed out on a well-deserved century, his solid innings played a pivotal role in keeping India in the game. The cricketing world was abuzz with praise for this young talent who seemed unfazed by the pressure of international cricket.

Jurel’s father Nem Chand’s missing presence in Rajkot

Amidst the celebratory atmosphere, a touching video surfaced on the internet, showcasing Nem Chand, Jurel’s father, getting emotional during a live interview. The video captured a rare glimpse into the emotional journey of a parent witnessing their child’s dreams come true on the grand stage of international cricket.

It is worth mentioning that Jurel had shared the special moment of receiving his debut cap with fellow cricketer Sarfaraz Khan, who was accompanied by his father. However, Jurel’s father was notably absent from the scene.

Nem Chand reveals where he was during his son’s debut

In his recent interview with Sudhir Chaudhary on Aaj Tak, Jurel’s father, an army veteran and a hero of the Kargil war, shed light on where he was during the momentous occasion. He revealed that he was at the Baanke Bihari mandir, immersed in prayer to Lord Krishna.

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Nem Chand gets emotional while reminiscing son’s India debut

The emotional father expressed his immense pride in his son’s achievement and shared that he had told Jurel that once he returned, they would offer the debut cap at the feet of Lord Krishna.

“Ji Sapna hi ho gaya. Aisa lag nahi raha tha ki wo itna jaldi debut kar jayega. Mai baanke bihari ke mandir mein tha jis time usko cap mili, Aur maine yehi bol diya tha ki Dhruv beta ye cap ko mai Thakur Ji ke charano mein arpit karunga. (It’s like a dream has come true. It didn’t feel like he would debut so soon. I was at the Banke Bihari temple when he got the cap, and I told him, Dhruv, I will offer this cap at the feet of Thakur Ji),” said Jurel’s father Nem Chand.

Here’s the video:

Jurel’s salute celebration in Ranchi

Jurel’s celebration of his fifty in the Ranchi Test added another layer to the touching narrative as he dedicated a special salute celebration to his father upon reaching the milestone, paying tribute to Nem Chand’s service as retired army personnel. This gesture not only showcased Jurel’s deep-rooted respect for his father but also resonated with fans as a symbol of pride and honour.

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