On final Monday (27th July), the previous South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes turned 51-year-old. Wishing him comfortable birthday, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar additionally revealed Rhodes’ influence within the sport.
Jonty Rhodes, who served for the South Africa nationwide cricket crew from 1992 to 2003, was one of many biggest cricketers of his nation. Aside from his middle-order batting, Rhodes was very well-known for his wonderful fielding. If the ball was shifting in direction of in arms, the batsmen have been lesser assured to take a single. Not solely his distinctive floor fielding however Rhodes was additionally equally well-known for unbelievable catching via the perfect-timed diving.
Rhodes performed 52 Checks and 245 ODIs the place the right-handed middle-order batsman scored 2532 runs (common 35.66) and 5935 runs (common 35.11) respectively. Whereas Rhodes took 34 Take a look at catches and 105 ODI catches, he’s nonetheless holding the document of most catches in a limited-overs match (5 catches towards West Indies at Mumbai, Brabourne Stadium).
On his 51st birthday, Sachin Tendulkar despatched him the most effective needs. Additionally, Tendulkar admitted that it was a problem to play towards a fielder like him, however he additionally loved to see the vitality fielder like him.
Tendulkar posted on his official twitter account, “Wishing you a really comfortable birthday Jonty! Enjoying towards a fielder such as you was at all times a problem and to observe your area has at all times been a deal with. Have an amazing one buddy.”
Wishing you a really comfortable birthday Jonty!
Enjoying towards a fielder such as you was at all times a problem and to observe you area has at all times been a deal with. Have an amazing one buddy. pic.twitter.com/AH4YvFa2YW
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 27, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar was the primary batsman who was given out by the third umpire. Whereas it was a run-out dismissal, Jonty Rhodes was the person who ran out the Indian legend. That incident occurred through the 1992 Kingsmead Take a look at when the TV umpire was first-time launched.
Jonty Rhodes is now working as a fielding coach
After ending his profession as a participant, Rhodes has been concerned within the teaching. Whereas he was as soon as the fielding coach of South Africa nationwide cricket crew, he was additionally the assistant coach of Kenya nationwide cricket crew within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Within the IPL, whereas he was as soon as the fielding coach of the Mumbai Indians (MI), he’s now dealing with the identical submit for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).