Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Though Team India wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel impressed with his batting and wicketkeeping abilities in the Test series against England, the aggressive cricketer threw his wicket away in the first innings of the fifth and the final Test.

Following the development, legendry cricketer Sunil Gavaskar warned Jurel not to take things for granted, especially in the longest format of the game. 

The former India captain’s latest comments on Jurel came some days after he compared the promising cricketer with MS Dhoni following his match-winning knocks in Ranchi.

“Jurel will be very disappointed at that shot. Yes, that’s what happened. To get it at the bottom of the bat. You’ve just come out to bat. You have batted only 24 deliveries. You can see that there is Ravindra Jadeja batting at the other end. There’s a fielder there at deep. You did not have to play that shot. No wonder Jurel is looking at his bat very, very upset with himself. And he should be,” said Gavaskar.

“Always be mindful of what happened in Hyderabad. He can look as much as he wants to. Yes. The learning curve. Never take anything for granted. Not in Test cricket. It does not make any sense,” the former India great added.