Jonty Rhodes is the fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab.© Twitter
With him Indian Premier League (IPL) Will begin on 19 September Kings xi punjab Fielding coach Jonty Rhodes A video posted by the club on Twitter lent credence to his famous fielding skills. The former South African cricketer responded to the video, tweeting, “Can never grow old to hang out at @lionsdenkxip. Can still manage to fly at 51, just landing a little bit #SaddaPunjab” . In a video posted by KXIP, Rhodes shows two great diving catches.
– Jonty Rhodes (@ JontyRhodes8) 14 September 2020
The club captioned the video, “Did you ‘catch’? #SaddaPunjab # Dream11IPL @ JontyRhodes8”.
The 51-year-old is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers in South Africa, and is regarded as one of the best fielders in the business. He was also famous for his fast running while batting. He played for his national team between 1992 and 2003.
After retirement, Rhodes played commentary and coaching roles in cricket. He was also the fielding coach of Mumbai Indians in the past.
IPL 2020 will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to rising coronavirus cases in India. KXIP will be hoping to have a good tournament. The team did not qualify for the play-offs during the 2019 edition after registering 12 points with six wins from 14 matches.
With KL Rahul as captain, KXIP will play their first match on 20 September against the Delhi Capitals. The first match of the franchise-based T20 League will be between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
The three UAE stadiums that will host the matches are Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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