IPL 2024
Dhruv Jurel Reflects On Batting Role In Rajasthan Royals’ Dominant Campaign
By CricShots - Apr 28, 2024 1:36 pm
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Rajasthan Royals maintain their commanding position in the ongoing IPL season, securing their eighth victory in nine games and solidifying their spot at the top of the points table. Their recent triumph against Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium showcased their prowess and determination in the tournament.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel took RR over the line

In their pursuit of a target of 197 runs, the standout performances came from Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel. Samson’s blazing 71* off 33 deliveries and Jurel’s resilient 52* off 34 balls propelled the Royals towards victory. For Jurel, it was a pivotal moment, bouncing back from a string of underwhelming performances.

Reflecting on his role in the team’s batting order, Jurel described it as both a blessing and a curse. He expressed his determination to stay at the crease till the end and seal the victory for his team.

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“I just wanted to finish the match whenever I got a chance (during batting). It’s always a blessing/curse (playing in the middle-order), I just wanted to stay until the end and finish the game for my team,” Dhruv Jurel stated during the post-match presentation ceremony.

Dhruv Jurel
Dhruv Jurel

He acknowledged the challenges of batting in the middle overs, emphasizing the need to practice hitting boundaries during the powerplay and manoeuvring the field placements effectively.

Jurel also credited skipper Sanju Samson for his guidance during a challenging phase in the innings. Samson’s advice to stay composed and focus on building partnerships helped Jurel regain his confidence and find his rhythm.

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“I started well, but my shots went straight to the fielders. Sanju then told me to calm down, don’t go too hard, take my time, and then I got 20 runs in an over, and that got me going,” Dhruv Jurel revealed, highlighting the importance of team support and mentorship in crucial moments.