Updated February 29th, 2024 at 10:18 IST

'Junior to Senior': Dhruv Jurel shares heartfelt thoughts for coach Rahul Dravid after India debut

Stumper Dhruv Jurel expressed his thoughts for Team India coach Rahul Dravid after he made his India debut and put up a stellar performance in Ranchi Test.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Dhruv Jurel (left) walks back after a match and Rahul Dravid (right) hugs Dhruv Jurel after the Ranchi Test win | Image:BCCI / JioCinema (Screengrab)

Team India sealed a pompous series win over England thanks to Dhruv Jurel's masterclass in the fourth Test match. When other batters failed to showcase their prowess, the stumper leapt into action and played a vital role in the team's win at Ranchi Test. Jurel received his Test cap alongside Sarfaraz Khan at the IND vs ENG Rajkot Test and replaced KS Bharat in the keeper's position, and was exemplary in the stance. After the win in the Ranchi Test, Jurel penned his heartfelt thoughts for Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid.  

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Dhruv Jurel presents his thoughts for Rahul Dravid after his Test Debut at IND vs ENG match 

After India's win over England in the fourth Test match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, Dhruv Jurel penned his emotional thoughts for Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and said that no matter the team, he will remain a student to him. Jurel wrote the message for Dravid on the social media platform X (Formerly Twitter) ahead of the fifth and final Test at Dharamsala. In addition to coaching Jurel's senior national team, Dravid oversaw the Under-19 World Cup-winning team, and Yashasvi Jaiswal was also a part of it. In the collage shared by the young stumper, Dravid and Jurel can be seen together in the locker room, with Jaiswal also visible in the frame. Another photo was of the coach hugging Dhruv Jurel after the Ranchi Test match win. “Junior to Senior but always a student of this great man,” Jurel posted on ‘X’.


Dhruv Jurel was presented with his Test cap by veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, ahead of India's third Test match against England. He had a successful start to his Test career, helping India defeat England in Rajkot and subsequently in Ranchi. Despite missing out on his maiden fifty, he was named Player of the Match at the Ranchi Test for his outstanding performances in both innings.


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Team India will head to the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, HP, for the ultimate Test match against England and conclude the red-ball series. Team India have won the series with a 3-1 lead and will aim to end it on a high note, while England will look to take a win.


Published February 29th, 2024 at 09:21 IST