IND vs ENG: Virender Sehwag Clarifies ‘No Drama’ Praise for Dhruv Jurel After Fan Backlash

Last Updated: February 26, 2024, 07:15 IST

IND vs ENG: India's Dhruv Jurel celebrates his maiden Test fifty (AP)

IND vs ENG: India’s Dhruv Jurel celebrates his maiden Test fifty (AP)

Young wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel showed tremendous game awareness on way to a fine 90-run knock.

Indian wicket-keeper Dhruv Jurel scored 90 runs in India’s 1st innings to give India the chance to fight back on day three of the fourth Test of the five-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday.

Former India batter Virender Sehwag took to social media to hail Dhruv Jurel for his “outstanding batting skills and temperament”.

“No media hype, no drama, just some outstanding skills and quietly showed great temperament in a very difficult situation. Very Well done Dhruv Jurel. Best wishes,” Sehwag posted on X.

Sehwag’s post did not go down well with the Indian cricket fans.

Sehwag took to social media again to clarify that his post wasn’t aimed at a particular player, adding that everyone should get equal hype.

“Not to degrade or demean anyone, but hype should be on performance and be equal. Some guys have bowled brilliantly, some have batted exceptionally but haven’t got the hype they deserve. Akash Deep was outstanding here, Yashasvi has been brilliant through the series and so was Sarfaraz at Rajkot and Dhruv Jurel in all his opportunities. Hype sabko karo,” Sehwag added.

Though he was instrumental in India getting the upper hand, Jurel missed a personal milestone. The debutant wicketkeeper is not unhappy to miss a maiden century as he helped India gain an advantage.

“There are no regrets. I want the team to win and lift the trophy. It was a beautiful moment, everyone was applauding and admiring but the only thing in my mind was the game is not over and I have to keep wickets next,” said Jurel in an exclusive chat with JioCinema’s Match Centre Live.

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After Dhurv’s innings, spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (5/51) and Kuldeep Yadav (4/22) helped bundle out England for 145 in their second innings and put India in a commanding position.

Chasing 192 for victory, the hosts need a further 152 runs to win the series, with openers Rohit Sharma (24 runs, batting) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (16 runs, batting), holding fort.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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