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Jonty Rhodes

The ball inevitably follows him, watch out for this hare!

india Updated: Sep 19, 2002 23:11 IST

27 July 1969, Pietermaritzberg, Natal

Bats: Right Hand Bat

He first hogged the limelight in one-day arena during the World Cup 92 match against Pakistan. Rhodes ran out Inzaman-ul-Haq with his now famous dive.

This spectacular feat by the man regarded by many as the best fielder in cricket. Jonty is an electric mover on the field

At whatever position on the field he stands, he ensures a sense of something extraoridinary in the offing. Jonty Rhodes make you watch him, the ball inevitably follows him everywhere.He will fly and leap, and somehow not just stop the ball but sprint at it and grab it with both hands. The attention he commands is breathtaking .

He is no mug with the bat though he batting is often over-looked.He is often described as a mover and a shaker. When runs are few and far between, Rhodes will come in and manage to run two runs where others can only run one.

His speciality in batting is the ability to rotate the strike as often as possible.. He has played many valuable knocks at No.5 or 6 for South Africa. His name will always be remembered whenever fielding in cricket is mentioned.

First Published: Sep 16, 2002 22:47 IST