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Famous Cricket Player Jonathan Rhodes

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Famous Cricket Player Jonathan Rhodes

Jonathan Rhodes, more commonly referred to as Jonty Rhodes, is an-ex-player of the South African team who played for Test cricket as well as One Day Internationals from 1992 to 2003. He was right-handed batsman who had a fast-running pace and performed with superb fielding. Rhodes, to date, relishes the honor of the being the only player awarded for being Man of the Match owing to his notable fielding.  He was selected as being amongst amongst the few Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1999.

During the course of his playing career, Rhodes also performed first-class cricket for Natal, KwaZulu-Natal and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. In 1992, he made his Test debut by playing against the Indian cricket team and scored 41 runs in the 1st innings and made a feat of 26 in the second innings without being dismissed. Rhodes made his first century in Test cricket during the season of 1993-94 when he played against the Sri Lankan team in a series of three matches. In 1992, Rhodes also made his ODI debut by playing against the Australian team in the opening match held for the World Cup, during the match Rhodes dismissed Craig McDermott with a run out and helped his team win by 9 wickets.

The highlight of Rhodes career is seen when he dismissed Inzamam, Pakistani cricketer, in 1992: a moment that won him utmost glory and fame. The match was won by South Africa with a margin of 20 runs. He also made a world record of maximum dismissals in 1993 when he performed as a fielder while playing against the West Indian team.

It was in 2000 that Jonathan Neil Rhodes retired from the arena of Test cricket which was followed by his retirement from ODIs after he performed in the World Cup of 2003 during which he got a bad injury as well. Post-retirement, Rhodes was recruited as an account executive for Standard Bank and was also part of the bank’s sponsorship for cricket in South Africa. Currently, he is playing as a fielding coach for the team’s national side and also for the Mumbai Indians, IPL Team.

 

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