Jonty Rhodes has raised the standards of modern cricket. He is the example for many cricketers in last two decades to improve their fielding. In fact he might be the only player ever to win the matches with fielding alone.
Ever since he revolutionized the game with his fielding, the teams considered fielding to be an important aspect in cricket. Soon the teams with best fielding units usually dominated world cricket.
The legendary fielder is currently working with Kings XI Punjab as fielding coach for IPL 2020. Under him, definitely the fielding aspect of KXIP will improve this season. However, Punjab team has shared an interesting video on their social handles.
In the video, 51-year old was seen plucking the catch out of thin air in the fielding. At his age, most of the cricketers will not be very active, let alone be that agile. The South African legend has proved that class is permanent. He has still got it.
Upon seeing the video shared, Jonty Rhodes replied hilariously. On the other hand, cricket fans are on a melt down watching Jonty throw himself and giving it all in practice sessions.
“Never too old to have fun in the @lionsdenkxip. Can still manage to fly at 51, just the landing is a little bumpy #SaddaPunjab”, Jonty Rhodes replied.
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) September 14, 2020
Kings XI Punjab Eyeing First IPL Title
KXIP are gearing up for an exciting season ahead. With so much talent in the squad, they should challenge for title barring any hiccups. There are looking new under the leadership of KL Rahul.
Meanwhile, after poor performances in second half of IPL 2019, Punjab axed Ashwin from captaincy. They even went ahead and sold him to Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, Chris Gayle is going to play yet another season in IPL despite turning 40.
He had an incredible IPL last year as he proved doubters wrong in some style. The most interesting aspect will be to see the leadership skills of Rahul. The talented cricketer is establishing himself amongst the finest batters in world cricket and had been in wonderful form for the last 12 months.
IPL 2020 is set to begin on this Saturday. In the inaugural match, Mumbai Indians will take on traditional heavy weights Chennai Super Kings in United Arab Emirates.