Playing against Jonty Rhodes was always challenging, says Tendulkar
Former Indian skipper and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar wished Jonty Rhodes on his 51st birthday on Monday. The cricket god said that playing against a fielder like the former South African was always a challenge for any cricketer as well as him.
Jonty Rhodes was one of the greatest fielders the game has ever produced. He took almost 139 catches during his international career. Bedides, due to his legendary fielding capacity, he was also the fielding coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians.
Sachin played for Mumbai Indians and had intereaction with the legendary south African fielder. He said that watching Rhodes field in cricketer has always been a treat for the legendary Indian batsman.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday Jonty! Playing against a fielder like you was always a challenge and to watch you field has always been a treat. Have a great one buddy,” Sachin tweeted.
Jonty was not only a greatest fielders, but he was a batsman too. The former South African played 52 Tests and 245 ODIs and scored 8,467 international runs. Rhodes also have the record for the most number of catches in a single ODI. He had taken five catches against West Indies in an ODI series in 1993 in a single match of the Series.