In every particular time, we see some sports legends. Today we are going to talk about one of the sports legend from the cricket world who changed the fielding part of the cricket. Before him, the fielding is not considered as the main part of the cricket. But this legend showed us that the fielding is also can be a game changer. By his fielding, he helped his national team to won most of the matches. He proved that saving 16-20 runs in fielding, have the same impact in the game like a half-century made by any player. After him, the very cricket teams also start to focus on the fielding. By his fielding, he changed the whole world cricket. We are talking about the World’s best fielder, Jhonty Rhodes. He is titled as the player who can fly on the field. Let’s take a look on some cool Jhonty Rhodes facts.
Jhonty Rhodes facts
He was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 27, 1969 .
In his childhood, Jonty Rhodes was a rugby 🏉 player. But he suffered from mild epilepsy in the younger age, so he has to quit rugby
Jhonty Rhodes also played Hockey for the national team of South Africa. He was a team member of 1992 Olympics game.
He made his international test cricket debut against India, in Durban on 13 November 1992.
His ODI (One Day International) cricket debut was against Australia, in Sydney Cricket Ground on 26 February 1992.
Jonty Rhodes is the only player in the cricket history that won the man of the match award playing as a substitute player. He came to the field as substitute player and took 7 catches
In the practice season he often delayed team bus for more catch practice.
He worked as accountant before called for national team.
Jhonty Rhodes introduced the reverse sweep shot.
He is the big fan of India so he named his girl child “India Jeanne Rhodes”.
Jhonty coached the IPL (Indian Premier League) franchise team Mumbai Indian.
He wrote a book named Lonely Planet. This book is a travel guide.