Jonty Rhodes




Jonathan Neil "Jonty" Rhodes former South African Test and One Day International cricketer between 1992 and 2003 was born 27th July 1969, born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. 
Rhodes worked harder than anyone else in a team of hard workers, noted for his quick running, a right-handed batsman, he was particularly noted for his fielding, catching, ground fielding, 
and throwing. Common view is that Nobody has ever fielded better from his most common position of backward point.
Rhodes made his Test début on 13 November 1992, against India in the first Test of the "Friendship Tour". Scoring 41 in the first innings and 26 not out in the second.
Against Sri Lanka during the first Test of a three match series at Moratuwa, Rhodes scored his first Test century in the 19931994 season; Rhodes scored 101 not out and along with Clive Eksteen salvaged a draw
Rhodes retired from Test cricket in 2000, His last Test match was on 6 August 2000 at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo against Sri Lanka.Rhodes announced his retirement from Test match cricket in 2001 in order to allow him to continue playing until the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. 
Rhodes made his One Day International début in South Africa's opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup against Australia, South Africa scored 171 to win the match by nine wickets
Rhodes shot to fame after South Africa's fifth game of the World Cup, against Pakistan on the 8 March 1992 - The run out, the subject of a famous photograph, is still considered one of the more spectacular feats of that World Cup and the defining moment of Rhodes' career. 
Pakistan's innings faltered from then on, eventually finishing on 173/8 with South Africa winning by twenty runs.
On 14 November 1993 Rhodes took a world record of five catches, to achieve the most dismissals by a fielder (other than a wicketkeeper) 
against the West Indies.
Rhodes announced that he planned to retire from One-Day International cricket after the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. 
However, his tournament was cut short when he got injured in a match against Kenya. In Kenya's innings, Maurice Odumbe hit the ball in the air toward Rhodes. Rhodes dropped the catch and in the process broke his hand. The South African team's medical staff concluded that it would take four to five weeks to heal, effectively ruling Rhodes out of the rest of the tournament. Rhodes was withdrawn from the squad and replaced by Graeme Smith.
In April 2013 South African Tourism appointed Rhodes as their brand ambassador for India.

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