Kumar Sangakkara applauds his RR ward

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Dhruv Jurel chosen for India Check group. Photograph: Dhruv Jurel

Dhruv Jurel’s spectacular work ethic and his quest for excellence stood out when he performs for Rajasthan Royals, the IPL group’s Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara mentioned after the teenager obtained his maiden call-up within the Indian Check squad for the upcoming England sequence.

The younger Uttar Pradesh batter-keeper stole limelight over the past IPL. He had risen via the ranks with spectacular crimson ball performances for his state in home cricket and is presently an India ‘A’ common.

“I am feeling very proud and blissful as a result of considered one of our key motivators and efficiency indicators within the IPL is to supply gamers for India and we’ve got produced quite a bit over time,” Sangakkara replied to a PTI question on Saturday.

“Jurel is the newest addition. He is an excellent younger man, an excellent participant and has labored actually onerous to get the place he has,” mentioned the previous Sri Lanka captain, who’s right here to supervise Paarl Royals.

However did he anticipate Jurel to get a crimson ball call-up so quickly?

“I believe it’s as much as the selectors on how they need to assemble their crimson and white ball groups. Our job is to supply one of the best gamers, so that they get their alternatives in any format,” Sangakkara mentioned.

Requested what he thought has helped Jurel make fast strides, he replied: “His work ethics and manner stand out. He got here in at a really troublesome place for RR (final season) and scored so many runs.

“He’s a matchwinner briefly format, however this can be a actual take a look at of his method, character and his utility to be within the Check aspect,” mentioned the previous keeper.

Sangakkara believes that the grammar of cricket by way of analysis of expertise will change due to T20s however Check cricket will nonetheless retain its pristine attraction.

“Pink-ball cricket will at all times be related. On the finish of the day, we’re producing good cricketers and good cricketers can adapt to any format.”

Similar to the adage ‘there are millions of methods to pores and skin a cat’, Sangakkara desires folks to search out their very own methodology.

“The format itself needn’t be performed in a single particular manner. We’ve got seen how a lot it has modified and it’s thrilling to see the modifications in Check cricket,” he mentioned.

“The gamers which might be coming via now, they’re versatile and adaptable and thrilling to observe. They add a lot by way of pleasure and brief repertoire deliveries,” he mentioned.

With single franchise proudly owning a number of groups (IPL, SA20, CPL, ILT20), Sangakkara believes the day is not far when soccer membership like contracts around the yr will probably be provided to the gamers.

“That may very well be an excellent chance and all of the stake holders, ICC and the house boards should make some powerful selections on how we are going to preserve cricket related.

“As a result of if the game isn’t related and you aren’t getting the spectators to the stadium, that is when the game is in hassle,” Sangakkara mentioned, sounding a light warning for ICC.

However, he maintained that cricket as a sport is in pink of well being.

“The sport may be very wholesome and is on the cusp of stepping into a brand new course. Now, it’s about ensuring it addresses the wants of all its stakeholders — the general public and the gamers. The followers dictate the course through which the game heads,” he signed off.

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First Printed: Jan 13 2024 | 11:33 PM IST

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