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“Dhruv Jurel certainly has all credentials to get to where MS Dhoni reached”- Anil Kumble
By SMCS - Mar 1, 2024 10:33 am
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Veteran Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble believes young wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel has all the skills that it takes to achieve the levels of success attained by the great MS Dhoni as well. Jurel has already had a huge impact on the ongoing Test series against England, receiving the Player of the Match award for his stunning knock of 90 & 39* in the Ranchi Test to help India win the five-match series 3-1 with a game to go as well.

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Speaking to Jio Cinema, Kumble explained, “Dhruv Jurel certainly has all the credentials to get to where MS (Dhoni) reached in his career. He’s not just shown the temperament of his technique to defence but even when he’s attacking. Even in that first innings, he was very assured, he went after and then hit those big sixes.”

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However, Dhruv Jurel has also been brilliant behind the wicket and he has garnered praise even from former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar. His sensational run-out of Ben Duckett in the third Test in Rajkot made Gavaskar believe that the youngster could become ‘the next MS Dhoni’.

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“He’s (Jurel) been exceptional, especially of the faster bowlers…He’s only going to improve. This is only his second Test and I’m sure as he starts playing more and more he’ll only get better. And it only augers well for India. And to have him in a squad is exceptional,” Anil Kumble concluded.