Dhruv Jurel recounts early hardships following the India Test call-up. Dhruv Jurel, a 22-year-old Uttar Pradesh cricketer, has emerged as the talk of the town since his inclusion in the squad, snatching the spotlight from more well-known stars.
In a stunning turn of events, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the team for the first two Tests against England, which are set to begin later this month. Dhruv Jurel, a 22-year-old Uttar Pradesh cricketer, has emerged as the talk of the town since his inclusion in the squad, snatching the spotlight from more well-known stars.
Jurel’s road to the national squad has been nothing short of inspirational
He spoke about his early challenges, having come from a humble family.
“I used to study at Army School. During the holidays, I considered attending a cricket camp in Agra’s Eklavya Stadium. I filled out the form but did not inform my father. When he found out, he reprimanded me. However, he borrowed Rs 800 to purchase me a cricket bat. When I told Dad I wanted a cricket kit, he inquired how much it would cost. I told him roughly Rs 6-7 thousand, and he advised me to stop gambling. But I remained adamant and locked myself in the bathroom. “Then my mother sold her gold chain and bought me a cricket kit,” Dhruv Jurel told Dainik Jagran.