Know reason behind Dhruv Jurel’s “salute” celebration; son of Kargil war hero scores maiden fifty for India

In his recent debut series against England, Dhruv Jurel made a significant impact by scoring his maiden half-century for Team India. Despite the team losing wickets at the other end, Jurel displayed resilience on the pitch. On the third day of the Ranchi Test, India resumed their innings with 219 runs for 7 wickets.


When England opted for the second new ball, Jurel confidently hit a boundary off Ollie Robinson, who seemed less effective on the day. This stroke earned applause from Rahul Dravid in the dressing room, highlighting the youngster’s potential.

Jurel celebrated his fifty with a salute, a gesture deeply rooted in his family’s history and culture. This salute was a tribute to his father, a Kargil War hero, symbolizing Jurel’s respect and dedication to the man who has been his guiding force.

Dhruv Jurel had previously expressed his admiration for his father, stating to the BCCI his desire to dedicate his achievements to his father, his hero. Dhruv’s father, Nem Chand, is a retired Havildar who served in the Kargil War in 1999 before voluntarily retiring from service in 2008. Jurel’s maiden fifty was not just a personal milestone but a heartfelt homage to his father’s bravery and sacrifice.