Former South Africa global and some of the absolute best fielders the sport has ever noticed, Jonty Rhodes, in a contemporary interview to World Cricket Council (ICC) printed his most sensible 5 fielders in fashionable generation cricket.
“Within the fashionable generation, there in point of fact had been some nice fielders,” Rhodes mentioned, following which he voted for former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds pronouncing the latter fielded neatly each inside of and outdoor the circle and had an excessively robust arm. He additionally spoke with a pinch of modesty pronouncing he fielded handiest within the circle in his enjoying days.
At No.four, Rhodes picked his former teammate Herschelle Gibbs. Calling the previous Proteas opener an “fantastic fielder”, Rhodes mentioned it used to be nice to box along Gibbs at backward level. The legend then took the identify of former England skipper Paul Collingwood who used to be additionally a just right fielder. He additionally drew a parallel between him and Collingwood mentioned the latter fielded ready very similar to him.
Rhodes’ subsequent favorite is every other former South Africa captain AB de Villiers who handiest retired remaining 12 months. He mentioned when he labored because the Proteas’ fielding trainer, he would get disappointed to look de Villiers donning the wicket-keeping gloves as a result of he believes ABD used to be a just right fielder.
On the No.1 place, Rhodes picked Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, pronouncing he is a huge fan of the latter. He mentioned the truth that Raina is rarely hesitant to dive even in tough Indian prerequisites and has fielded neatly in any respect positions.
“Raina performs in India at all times, and I do know what the prerequisites of the fields are (in India). Each and every time he practices, each and every time he dives, it’s going to be sore. He doesn’t even give a 2nd hesitation – must I dive, must I now not – he is going for the ball, which just about used to be my philosophy of ‘in case you don’t pass, you are going to by no means know’ and he has accomplished that, taking nice catches within the slips, within the outfield, within the circle.
I’ve cherished staring at Suresh Raina, he’s my primary fielder,” Rhodes mentioned within the video.
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