See how Dhruv Jurel’s reverse jinx worked for India in the T20 World Cup Final

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Dhruv Jurel
Dhruv Jurel

In the high-stakes cauldron of the T20 World Cup 2024 final, India and South Africa engaged in a pulsating battle. As the tension escalated, wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel found himself on the edge of his seat, much like millions of cricket fans across the globe.

With South Africa chasing a target of 177, the equation tightened—30 runs needed off 30 deliveries. The Proteas’ batsmen, led by Heinrich Klaasen, launched a fierce assault, threatening to snatch victory from India’s grasp.

Dhruv Jurel’s reverse jinx seals the deal for India

Dhruv had been fervently backing India, but as the match hung in the balance, he sensed the need for a change. In a humorous revelation, he confessed, “I was backing India to win, but it looked like South Africa was winning that final. Then I backed a South African win.”

Dhruv’s reverse psychology worked like magic. As he cheered for South Africa, fate seemed to shift. India’s bowlers—Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Arshdeep Singh—turned the tide with miserly overs, choking South Africa’s run flow.

The final over arrived, and India’s hopes rested on Hardik Pandya’s shoulders. With nerves of steel, Pandya delivered, sealing the win for India. Dhruv celebrated “like a kid” as the Kensington Oval erupted in joy.

The T20 World Cup triumph marked a poignant moment. It was the swansong for three Indian legends—Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja—who announced their retirement after the final.

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