Dhruv Jurel Reveals His Strategy To Find His Seat In Team Bus
By CricShots - Feb 14, 2024 12:08 pm
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When Dhruv Jurel received the call-up to join India’s Test squad for the ongoing series against England, nervousness naturally engulfed him. However, amidst the excitement of his maiden assignment with the Indian team, he faced an unexpected dilemma: where to sit in the team bus. Despite his cricketing prowess showcased in the domestic circuit and IPL, the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman found himself pondering over this trivial yet anxiety-inducing issue.

Dhruv Jurel
Dhruv Jurel

In a light-hearted conversation with Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel revealed the anxiety he felt about finding his spot on the team bus. Jaiswal, his IPL teammate, humorously inquired about the seating dilemma.

Dhruv Jurel replied, “I was just nervous after hearing of my selection in the Indian team. And then I was worried about where I should be sitting in the team bus. Because if I take a seat and someone else arrives and tells me (to get up) that this is my seat.”

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To navigate this predicament, Dhruv Jurel devised a strategic approach. He humorously outlined a plan to arrive at the bus precisely at 7:59 pm, just before departure time, allowing him to select a seat once everyone else had settled.


He explained, “I came up with this strategy that, say hypothetically if the team bus leaves around 8 pm, I will arrive at 7:59 pm after everybody else is settled so I can find my place easily.”

Amidst speculations surrounding Dhruv Jurel’s potential inclusion in the playing XI for the third Test in Rajkot, following KS Bharat’s underwhelming performances with the bat, the young talent from Uttar Pradesh remains grounded.

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When asked about the possibility of earning his maiden India cap, Dhruv Jurel expressed a heartfelt dedication, stating, “If I get my Indian cap, I will dedicate it to my father because he’s my father. If I cannot figure out something, I just speak to him. He guides me and has always been my hero.”