Jonty Rhodes

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Date of Birth July 27, 1969
Place of Birth Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Age 51 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Jonty Rhodes

Jonathan Neil Rhodes is a South African cricket commentator and former Test and One Day International cricketer. He is considered the greatest fielder of all time. He played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. Rhodes was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. Whilst being noted for his quick running as a right-handed batsman, he was especially noted for his defensive fielding, particularly catching, ground fielding, and throwing from his most common position of backward point. A report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showed that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the ninth-highest number of run outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the third-highest success rate. He is regarded as one of the greatest fielders of all time and was the first south african cricketer to take 100 Odi catches and is also known for hitting reverse sweep shot and has also hit the first reverse sweep shot for a six.

Full name: Jonathan Neil Rhodes
Born: July 27, 1969, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa
Batting style: Right-handed
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Role: Batsman

About Jonty Rhodes

South African cricketer who represented the country in Test and ODI play from 1992 to 2003. In 2004, he was ranked 29th on SABC3's "Great South Africans" television series' list of the Top 100 Great South Africans.

Before Fame

He was born in the city of Pietermaritzburg and played for the University of Natal from 1988 to 1992.

Achievement

Remarkably, he was also chosen to play hockey for the South African national team at the 1992 Olympic Games.

Family Life

He married Kate McCarthy 1994. The two divorced in 2013 following a lengthy separation.

Associations

He and Nicky Boje both represented South Africa at the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

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