Dhruv Jurel has been the find of the season for the Rajasthan Royals this season. The wicketkeeper batter has produced crucial cameos to help Rajasthan get that extra 15-20 runs on the board.
Dhruv Jurel, a young hitter for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), has said he doesn’t feel any pressure playing beside the famous MS Dhoni. Instead, the presence of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain inspires him because he has been watching the legend play since he was a young boy.
The 22-year-old scored 34 runs off 15 balls, including three fours and two sixes, as RR defeated CSK by 32 runs. Jurel received accolades from Dhoni for his cameo after the game.
The youthful player expressed his thoughts about what it meant to play on the field with the Indian legend in a post-game press conference. Jurel said:
“I am fortunate enough to share the same field with MS Dhoni sir. I have been seeing him playing since I was a child. I don’t feel any pressure. On the other hand, it serves like a motivation. I am motivated knowing that he is standing behind me and watching me. That is enough for me.”
Jurel talks about the finisher’s role
When asked about his batting position, Jurel said that the team administration had assigned him a certain duty, and he prepared appropriately. He said with confidence in his skills:
“This [finisher’s] is the spot that was given by the management, so I practice like that. I doesn’t feel like I have less amount of balls and I have to score big runs. I have practiced enough that I have to hit six for every ball.
“I do three-four hours of batting every day, making sure I am getting something from my batting. My mantra is bat; the rest will take care of itself.”
The young man claimed that he was playing in accordance with the circumstances while discussing his innings on Thursday in particular. He clarified:
“I just try to keep the game simple. I know that I can hit everywhere. I got some time as I went to bat with 4-5 overs left. I know if I score at a run-a-ball for six-seven balls, I can cover that up.”
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