“If I get a chance to debut, the biggest thing is I am playing against England,” Jurel stated.
Dhruv Jurel, a wicketkeeper batter who has earned his maiden India call-up, talked openly about his call-up, the value of domestic cricket, his meeting with MS Dhoni, and the England series in an exclusive interview that was filmed for JioCinema prior to the first Test in Hyderabad.
Upon learning of the India call-up
That day, we had practice, which concluded late at night. As I was about to go to bed, I opened BCCI TV out of the blue and noticed my name in the squad that had been released. I was genuinely stunned. Every young cricket player’s dream is to represent India as a player. I felt as though I was dreaming when I saw my name.
On his path to joining the national squad
Every cricket player has this desire, and for a middle-class family, it appears unreachable in the beginning because there are so many competitors and it is an expensive sport. The question on our minds is how we’re going to handle it. Everything was flashing back to me, including my beginnings and all of the challenges I overcome. Everything was occurring in a flashback-like manner. My sister, my dad, and I were discussing it. It was a wonderful, poignant moment.
Regarding the significance of domestic cricket
Playing cricket at home is a fantastic way to show off your skills by helping your side win. We batsmen take on the top bowlers from each state. The top athletes show up to compete. Every state we play in has different conditions; Delhi and Ahmedabad are two examples. We play in many stadiums for the Ranji Trophy both at home and away. There are differences in the soil, the weather, and the circumstances. I believe that Test cricket is the finest form of the game because it tests our temperament and tenacity in such kinds of situations.
I take pleasure in keeping wickets. I am quite invested in the game, and I like that the ball is coming to me. A keeper receives the majority of the ball throughout a game. I love keeping wickets even more than I love hitting. I like it when the ball comes to me, regardless of the format you play. I like every second when the ball comes to me, so it’s not a burden for me. I’ve benefited from wicket-keeping when I’ve been batting. If we are bowling first, I assess the wicket’s behavior, my capabilities, and the shots that are now in play.
Upon encountering his hero Dhoni MS
I have always been a huge MS Dhoni admirer. When I had the opportunity to chat with him last year, I questioned him about his innermost thoughts. All he said was, “Just play and watch the ball.” Don’t give anything any thought. Any pressure that is there is external in nature. You need to practice visualizing your bowling technique. Simply let it go, finish your preparations, and enjoy the ball. You are here because you have accomplished so much already; just don’t question yourself and go have fun and express yourself. Pay attention to the process rather than the outcome.
Upon arriving at the Indian dressing room
We had an intra-squad match, and I got to play with them while I was in South Africa for the India A tour. Whoever was sitting next to me, I was simply staring at them. Looking to my right, I saw Rohit bhai; looking to my left, I saw Virat Kohli. Everybody was present. An instance such as that is unique. You can observe their life accomplishments and the methods they used to get there. I strive to learn as much as I can from them and always maintain my curiosity because it will only benefit me in the long run.
Regarding his hopes for the England series
Since Joe Root played for the Rajasthan Royals last year, I am excited to face him. The important issue is that I’m playing against England if I have the chance to make my debut. You’ve wanted to play international cricket since you were a young child, especially against a powerful opponent. As I mentioned earlier, I truly enjoy keeping wickets for players like Avesh Khan, Axar, Kuldeep, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bumrah, and Siraj. Whatever the situation, I’ll be ready for it. anything’s not as though anything is impossible. It will happen if I put forth the effort. Without a doubt, that will occur.