“Ms Dhoni said the failures are…” Dhruv Jurel shared the valuable advice he received from Ms Dhoni

Dhruv Jurel, who’s been regarded as the next big thing in Indian cricket, made his international debut for India in India vs. England test series. Because of his performances, Dhruv was often compared to Ms. Dhoni by the great Sunil Gavaskar. 

In star sports, Gavaskar said, “Watching the presence of mind of Dhruv Jurel makes me think he’s the next MS Dhoni in the making.” However, Jurel said that he wants to be himself and not be compared to someone as great as Ms. Dhoni. On being asked about Sunil Gavaskar’s compliment, Jurel said, “Thank you so much, Gavaskar sir, for comparing me with Dhoni sir. But I want to say personally that no one can replicate what Dhoni sir has done.” 

However, Jurel also revealed the advice that he received from MS Dhoni for finishing games. Jurel said, “Every wicketkeeper-batter has his designated batting position, and people often criticize players without understanding their job. Batting at No. 7 or No. 8 is always difficult. I had a conversation with (MS) Dhoni Bhaiya regarding this, and he told me that “if you bat at No. 7 or No. 8, failures are certain. You need to cut out the noise and not think about what people say. If you manage to win two out of 10 games for your team, that’s enough.”

Jurel further added, “Those words inspired me a lot. When you bat down the order in a high-pressure situation, you don’t know what the bowlers are thinking, and you can’t afford to waste time. People often consider wicketkeepers as additional batters, but it’s not always easy to bat in tricky situations.

“The competition will be there, but you just need to focus on your game and move on.”

Jurel was also asked about whether he’s willing to play in the 20th World Cup for India. To this, he admitted honestly, saying that he doesn’t see him close anywhere now.

Dhruv Jurel said, “I don’t see myself anywhere. It has always been a dream of mine to play in the World Cup for India. But I won’t think about it. If I get that opportunity, good. If I don’t get it, fine. It’s about scoring runs for me, playing good cricket, and helping my team win. That’s all I think, no matter what match it is.”

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