16 Interesting Facts about Jonty Rhodes

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16 Interesting Facts about Jonty Rhodes:

Missed out on becoming an Olympian twice:

Rhodes’ love of sports is not limited to cricket. Along with the gentleman’s game, he also played hockey. In fact, he was in the South African team for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 but the team failed to qualify. He was again selected for the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 but was ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Golf enthusiast:

Like many other retired cricketers, Rhodes also enjoys golf. Even during his stay in India, advising Mumbai Indians, Rhodes makes sure he gets his daily dose of golf.

An accountant:

After taking a one-day retirement from international cricket, Rhodes worked as an accounting executive for Standard Bank, a company that has been one of the major sponsors of Cricket South Africa. He also has a bachelor’s degree in the subject from the University of Natal.

A golfer inside:

Like many other retired cricketers, Rhodes also enjoys golf. Even during his stay in India, advising Mumbai Indians, Rhodes makes sure he gets his daily dose of golf.

South African Ambassador:

Keeping his fans in India in mind, Rhodes promotes South Africa tourism in the world’s most cricket fanatic country.

Was married to the niece of former South African cricketer:

Rhodes married Kate McCarthy, niece of former South African cricketer Cuan McCarthy, in 1994. However, the couple later separated.

Also a published author:

Sports, travel and then writing; He has also written a travel guide on South Africa called Lonely Planet.

Personal Life:

Rhodes married Kate McCarthy, niece of former South African cricketer Cuan McCarthy, in 1994. However, this marriage was unsuccessful and the couple later separated. He has two children from his first marriage – Daniella and Ross. He later married Melanie Wolf in 2014.

Named his daughter ‘India’:

On 24 April 2015, Rhodes’ second wife Melanie gave birth to a daughter named India Jean Rhodes in Mumbai. The girl was born in Mumbai during IPL 8, when he was with Mumbai Indians as their fielding coach. The couple named her after the country, saying they admired the country’s rich culture and geographical diversity.

Test debut:

Rhodes made his Test debut against India on 13 November 1992 in the first Test of the “Friendship Tour” at his home ground Kingsmead, Durban.

ODI debut in 1992 World Cup:

Rhodes made his One Day International debut on 26 February 1992 against Australia in South Africa’s opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

ODI debut in 1992 World Cup:

Rhodes made his One Day International debut on 26 February 1992 against Australia in South Africa’s opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Coaching career:

He was appointed the fielding coach for Punjab Kings. In September 2020, Rhodes signed a contract with the Swedish Cricket Federation, before moving to Sweden on a permanent basis. In February 2022, he was also named as the batting coach for the Punjab Kings for IPL 2022 in addition to his responsibilities as the team’s fielding coach. Following the 2022 season of IPL, he was relieved of his post along with the rest of the coaching staff when Punjab Kings parted ways with their head coach Anil Kumble. Ahead of the start of the 2023 season of IPL, Jonty was appointed by Lucknow Super Giants as their fielding coach.

More than 100 catches in career:

Rhodes has taken 106 ODI and 34 Test catches in his career. The Proteas batsman scored 5935 runs in 245 ODI cricket and 2532 Test runs in 52 red-ball matches for South Africa.

Most catches in one ODI match:

Rhodes achieved this unique feat by taking 5 catches in a match against West Indies in 1993. Brian Lara, Desmond Haynes, Phil Simmons, Jimmy Adams and Anderson Cummins were the batsmen he caught that day.

South African Ambassador:

Keeping in mind his fan following in India, Rhodes promotes tourism to South Africa, the world’s most cricket fanatic country.

Conclusion:

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