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Dhruv Jurel talks about his first encounter with MS Dhoni and his ultimate objective in Ranchi during India vs. England

<p>During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, young Indian wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel spoke warmly about his first encounter with former captain MS Dhoni, expressing his shock at being seated next to the renowned batsman-wicketkeeper.</p>
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<p>Ahead of India vs. England’s Ranchi Test match, Dhruv Jurel, in a video posted by the BCCI on X, reminisced nostalgically about his first IPL 2021 encounter with MS Dhoni. He recalled having to pinch himself to make sure the unbelievable feeling of being beside the iconic wicketkeeper-batsman was real.</p>
<p>“I was just observing him when I got up and wondered, ‘Is this MS Dhoni right in front of me?’” During my debut season in the IPL in 2021, I had my first conversation with him. I was pinching myself at the moment to be sure it was a dream. Meeting Mahi bhai is something I’ve always wanted to do, particularly after an international game. In a video the BCCI released, Jurel said, “Every time I’ve spoken to him, I’ve always learned something new from him, so I hope that I get to meet him during the fourth Test at Ranchi.”</p>
<p>In the Rajkot Test, Dhruv Jurel made his Test debut and contributed 46 runs in the first innings to help India defeat England handily. When Jurel played 13 games for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in 2023, he put on an incredible display. Dhruv was a powerful lower-order batsman who amassed 152 runs at a remarkable average of 21.71 with a 172.73 strike rate.</p>
<p>Jurel has contributed significantly to First-Class (FC) cricket in addition to his T20 success. He has amassed 790 runs at an amazing average of 46.47 over 15 matches. In 19 innings, he has amassed a century and five half-centuries, with a career-high 249 points. In domestic cricket, Jurel plays for Uttar Pradesh, and his achievements have brought him fame.</p>
<p>As India currently leads the five-match series 2-1, Jurel is probably going to stay in the starting eleven for the fourth Test. All eyes will be on Jurel to see whether he can sustain his impressive performance as India looks to take an unstoppable 3-1 lead in Ranchi.</p>