Dhruv Jurel is an Indian cricketer who has represented India U-19 in many international matches. He represents Uttar Pradesh in the domestic circuit. He plays for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 2022 and 2023 IPL seasons.
Dhruv Chand Jurel aka Dhruv Jurel was born on Sunday, January 21, 2001 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India (22 years old; as of 2023). His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He studied at Army Public School, Agra. His father wanted him to study hard, pass the National Defense Academy (NDA) entrance exam, and become an Army officer; however, he was interested in sports from an early age. When he was in eighth grade, he attended a 60-day sports camp with the intention of taking swimming lessons; however, he saw some boys playing cricket and attended the cricket camp without telling his parents. His father later read an article about him in a newspaper and tried to coax him into participating in other sports; however, Dhruv convinced his father of his ambitions. From then on, his father began to fully support him. Later, his father said of the incident in an interview,
He (Dhruv) was still a child when I retired. He needs full support at that age. He was determined to become a cricketer. I respect his love for the sport. I did everything I could as a father. Today, when I see him wearing the India jersey, I feel very proud. I will be even happier the day my son puts on a senior jersey. “
His coaches Parvendra Yadav at Springdale Cricket Academy in Agra and Abhay Singh at Aster Cricket Academy in Noida Extension, Noida Receive training under the guidance of a coach.
Height (approximately): 5′8″
Weight (approximately): 70kg
Hair color: black
Eye color: black
Body Measurements (Approximately): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″
He was born into a Hindu family.
Parents and siblings
His father’s name is Neem Singh Jurel and his mother’s name is Rajani Jurel. His father is a 1999 Kargil War veteran and retired from the Indian Army in 2008 as a Hawardah. His mother is a housewife. He has a sister named Neeru Jurel.
He is unmarried.
He is single.
A-13, Defense Colony, Agra
In 2014, he played 6 games in the Under-17 Schools National Cricket T20 Championship and scored over 600 runs with four centuries and two half-centuries. He was then selected for the Uttar Pradesh U-14 team and played 3 games in the 2015 U-14 Raj Singh Dungarpur Trophy and scored 152 and 137 runs in the final against Madhya Pradesh . In 2015, he was selected for the Uttar Pradesh Under-16 team and participated in the Vijay Merchant Trophy in the 2015-16 season. He was selected for the Uttar Pradesh Under-19 team in 2018 and played in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. On 16 October 2018, he scored his first domestic U-19 single-day half-century against Jharkhand U-19. He also represented Uttar Pradesh Under-19 team in the Cooch Behar Trophy 2018-19, scoring 762 runs and taking 51 catches in 11 games.
He was selected for Uttar Pradesh in 2021 and made his T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Punjab on January 10, 2021 and scored 23 runs off 30 balls. He played his first Ranji match against Vidarbha on February 17, 2022, scoring 64 runs in the first innings and 4 runs in the second. He was selected in the Uttar Pradesh Under-25 team in 2022 to compete for the CK Nayudu Trophy.
Under 19 years old
He was selected for the India Under-19 team and participated in the 2019 Tri-Nations Under-19 Championship in England and the 2019-20 Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asian Cup. He was later selected for the India U-19 Blue Team and participated in the 2018-19 U-19 Challenger Cup. He was selected in the India U-19 A team and participated in the 2018-19 India U-19 Quadrangle Tournament against India U-19 B, South Africa U-19 and Afghanistan U-19. He was the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 team in the 2019-20 ICC U-19 World Cup. He captained the Indian U-19 team in the Asian Youth Cup held in Sri Lanka from September 3 to 15, 2019.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
Dhruv Jurel was acquired by Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 mega auction for a base price of Rs 20 lakh. He did not play any match in IPL 2022; however, he made his debut in the following season against Kings XI Punjab in Guwahati on 5 April 2023 and scored 32 runs off 15 balls, including Includes 3 fours and 2 sixes.
On April 23, 2023, he showcased himself by scoring 34 runs off 16 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes, against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) talent. He scored 34 quick runs in 15 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes in a six-a-side match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 27, 2023. Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen praised his batting skills after the match against CSK and said:
It is difficult for the opposition to dominate. Jaiswal and Jos Buttler started well and they (RR) finished the innings well and Dhruv Jurel was unbelievable, I mean how talented that kid is. ”
He has a tattoo on his left forearm.
- Book: “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins
- Song: “The Scientist” by Coldplay
- Cricket Ground: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
- He is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper.
- When he was 12 years old, he asked his father to buy him a cricket kit. When his father refused, he locked himself in the bathroom and said he was leaving the house. When his mother heard about this, she gave her gold chain to his father and asked him to sell it to buy him a cricket set.
- In the early days, he was a deputy. However, his coach Pavendra Yadav convinced him to become a full-time batsman and wicketkeeper. His coach also told him after seeing his talent that Dhruv would definitely play for the Indian team.
- He was the highest scorer in the Uttar Pradesh Under-19 team in the 2019-20 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, scoring 319 points in 11 games, with a highest score of 79 points.
- In 2017, he participated in the T20 tournament between Delhi, Agra and Madhya Pradesh and scored 100 runs in one match off 21 balls.
- Dhruv Jurel revealed in an interview that he does not eat meat dishes on Tuesday.
- During the 2020 U-19 World Cup against Bangladesh in South Africa, he quickly tripped Bangladesh batsman Shahadat Hussain, which reminded fans of MS Dhoni and some fans said that he Better than Rishabh Pant.
- Apart from cricket, he also enjoys playing basketball, table tennis and badminton; he is a fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- In April 2022, he was signed by Parth Jindal’s joint venture JSW Sports as its exclusive athlete.
- Dhruv was very happy after talking to MS Dhoni during IPL 2023 and said that he wants to stay calm like Dhoni.
- He recalled his struggles in an interview and said his family had always supported him. He said when his gloves tore, his father would sew them up and his sister would drop him off and pick him up every day.
- He said in an interview that he did not take exams as a child because he was busy practicing cricket, so his principal called his father and said that Dhruv needed to choose between cricket and studies. Although Dhruv was worried that his father would not allow him to play cricket again, his father told him to play cricket and not worry about anything else.
- In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar.
- He is an animal lover and owns a pet dog.