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Jonty Rhodes

October 11, 2011

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Jonty Rhodes

JONTY RHODES was born on July 27, 1969 in Pietermarizburg, South Africa. He is a former South African Test and ODI cricketer.
The 41-year-old also represented South Africa at hockey, and was chosen as part of the 1992 Olympic Games squad. However, the squad failed to qualify. He was later called for trials for the 1996 Olympics, but was ruled out due to a hamstring injury.
Rhodes made his ODI debut against Australia in the Proteas’ opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup. During the same World Cup tournament, Rhodes’ tremendous fielding abilities came to the forefront; no one can forget that diving run-out of Inzamam –ul-Haq which gave rice to the Jonty Rhodes phenomenon.
Rhodes announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2001. He intended to continue playing ODIs until the 2003 Cricket World Cup. However, his tournament was cut short when he broke his hand.
Post retirement, Rhodes got involved with Standard Bank’s cricket sponsorship in South Africa. He is presently the fielding coach of the South African national team as well as that of the IPL team Mumbai Indians.


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