Former South African cricketer and one of the most outstanding fielders in international cricket Jonty Rhodes is celebrating his 49th birthday today.
A veteran of 52 Tests and 245 ODIs for South Africa, Rhodes has redefined fielding standards in international cricket over time and made the point position his own.
On this occasion, Sachin Tendulkar one of his closets friends from the cricketing fraternity has wishes him on Twitter. "@JontyRhodes8 you not only redefined fielding in cricket, but also set standards that are hard to match even today! Have a happy birthday, my friend" wrote Sachin on his twitter handle to wish the legendary cricketer. Jonty has worked closely with Sachin as a fielding coach at Mumbai Indians for 9 seasons before quitting in 2017 and was a part of two IPL titles with the franchise.
Suresh Raina, considered as one of the best Indian fielders in the modern era also has forwarded his wishes to the great South African. Raina too took inspiration from Jonty when he first started playing for India back in 2005. 13 years down the line, him wishing his Jonty on his birthday means its a complete circle as far as fielding standards in international cricket is concerned.
This is how he wished Jonty.