Dhruv Jurel: Biography| Career| IPL| Girlfriend| Struggles| Childhood

Here is the detailed journey of Dhruv Jurel in his cricket career so far and how overcoming struggles made him the cricketer he is today.

Dhruv Jurel is the new addition to India’s test squad, and the right-handed wicketkeeper batter has proved his ability to become a perfect fit for any format in cricket. Dhruv showed his power-hitting abilities in the IPL 2023 when he played for the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, but little did the cricket fans know that he has an all-round game and can change the gears according to the situation, but his journey to get into the men’s senior team was full of hardships that he overcame. Here we are going to share a brief cricket journey of the young cricketer, starting from his childhood. 

Struggles And Childhood Of Dhruv Jurel

Dhruv Chand Jurel was born on January 21st, 2001, to Nem Singh Jurel (his father) and Rajani Jurel (his mother) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. His father is a retired army veteran, and his mother is a homemaker. His father always wanted his son to follow his legacy and become an army person, but his ambitions were different as, at a very young age, he decided to become a cricketer. His passion for cricket developed when he was in his eighth grade and went to a 60-day sports camp where he initially joined the swimming pool camp, but when he saw a batter hitting sixes in the cricket ground and got amazed by it, he quickly shifted to cricket camp and didn’t tell his parents about that. 

As cricket is an expensive sport and one needs to spend on accessories to play the game, Dhruv demanded a cricket kit from his parents, but Dhruv’s parents couldn’t even afford to buy a cricket kit bag at that time and refused to buy it. Saddened by that, Dhruv locked himself in the bathroom and threatened to leave the house. His mother couldn’t see her son like that and decided to sell her jewellery to buy a cricket kit for her son.

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Dhruv Jurel Cricket Career

Domestic Career

In his domestic cricket, he represented his state, Uttar Pradesh, in U-14, U-16, and U-17 tournaments and scored big runs in the domestic leagues to secure his place in India’s U-19 team for the 2020 U-19 World Cup. Dhruv Jurel, during the 2014 U-17 School National Cricket T20 tournament, scored 600 runs in just six matches, scoring four centuries and two half-centuries. He made his T20 debut in 2021 when he played for Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy, and on February 20, 2022, he made his first-class debut in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy. 

IPL Career

Dhruv Jurel’s IPL debut happened in IPL 2023. Though Rajasthan Royals acquired him in the team in IPL 2022, he got the chance to play in IPL 2023 and showed his explosive batting skills by scoring 32 (unbeaten) in 15 balls against Punjab Kings in Guwahati. His batting and wicket-keeping skills were appreciated by the cricket fans and his teammates. 

International Career

Dhruv Jurel’s international career in cricket started in February 2024 when he was handed the test cap by Anil Kumble, though he only featured in the Indian U-19 team as vice captain in the 2020 U-19 World Cup, and then in the India A team he got the opportunity to be in the men’s senior team in 2024, and in his international test debut he scored 46 runs.

Some Achievements And Interesting Facts About Dhruv Jurel

  • Dhruv Jurel captained the India U-19 team in the Youth Asia Cup and was also the vice captain of the India U-19 during the 2020 U-19 World Cup.
  • Dhruv started his cricket career as an off-spinner, but after his coach’s advice, he switched to batting and wicketkeeping.
  • His father wanted him to join the army, but Dhruv had other plans as he made up his mind to pursue sports as a career.
  • Dhruv once scored 100 runs in just 21 balls in 2017. It was a T20 tournament among Delhi, UP, and Madhya Pradesh, which made him popular in his hometown.
  • Industrialist Parth Jindal’s venture, JSW Sports, selected Dhruv Jurel as their exclusive athlete in April 2022.
  • In his free time from cricket, he loves playing basketball and watches the NBA (American Basketball League).
  • He is a music lover as well and loves playing the guitar.

Social And Personal Life Of Dhruv Jurel

Dhruv Jurel oftentimes shares good moments of his life with his followers on social media platforms, and so far there has been no update on his relationship status as the youngster is more focused on his game. 

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Does Dhruv Jurel Have A girlfriend?

No, Dhruv Jurel doesn’t have a girlfriend as of February 2023.

How Much Did Rajasthan Royals Pay To Acquire Dhruv Jurel?

Rajasthan Royals purchased Dhruv Jurel for his base price of Rs 20 lakh. 

What Is The Height Of Dhruv Jurel?

Dhruv Jurel is 5ft 8inches tall (approximately).

What Is The Age Of Dhruv Jurel?

As of February 2024, Dhruv is 23 years old. 

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