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"He has credentials to get where Dhoni reached...": Kumble praises Dhruv Jurel

Updated on: 01 March,2024 12:26 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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The 53-year-old further stated that Jurel has been exceptional so far especially against the speedsters. He also said that Jurel will get better as he plays more matches

Dhruv Jurel. Pic/AFP

India's spin legend Anil Kumble said that young wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel has the potential to achieve the level of success that MS Dhoni achieved in his career.


Dhruv Jurel showcased stupendous knocks in the fourth test against England. In the first innings, he smashed 90 runs and in the second essay he played an unbeaten knock of 39 runs which helped the side to secure a win.


Replacing KS Bharat, Jurel donned India's test jersey for the first time in the third test against England in Rajkot.


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"Oh yes, there's Rishabh Pant. We don't know of course when he comes, comes back whenever that happens. Sooner hopefully for Rishabh. But otherwise, yes, he 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," Kumble said on Jio Cinema.

The 53-year-old further stated that Jurel has been exceptional so far especially against the speedsters. He also said that Jurel will get better as he plays more matches.

"He's 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. Yeah, I mean it's not been easy for KS Bharat," the former India head coach added.

In the ongoing series, England lost their third consecutive match in the series, unable to capitalise on their early 1-0 advantage following a narrow victory in Hyderabad. The visitors had their chances, notably in Rajkot and Ranchi, but India came back strong on both occasions to win.

India will lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test match of the series from March 7 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.

(With ANI Inputs)

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