Jonty Rhodes
(South African Cricketer)

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Fielders in the world, Jonty Rhodes has changed the meaning of fielding and fitness in cricket. He is one of the most loved cricketers of the South Africa. He has his fan following in overseas as well. He named his daughter India after the Country India because he loves the versatility and Indian culture. He wants all the essence of the Indian culture and diversity in his daughter’s character. He is a promoter of South African tourism so he penned a guide book ‘Lonely planet guide’.

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes
Nickname:Jonty, The Maritzburg mamba
Profession:Former cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:NA
BookJonty in Pictures: The Defining Moments of South Africa’s Greatest cricketer
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):NA
Weight (approx.):NA
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Brown
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:27- July- 1969
Age (as on 2018):49
Birth Place:Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Cancer
Nationality:South African
School:NA
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
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Family
Father:Digby Rhodes
Mother:Tish Rhodes
Sister:Daniella Rhodes
Brother:Clinton Rhodes
Coach/Mentor:NA
Religion:Christian
Address:NA
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:13 November 1992 v India
ODI:26 February 1992 v Australia
T20:NA
Jersey Number:8
Domestic/State Team:University of Natal, Natal, Kwazuku-Natal, Ireland, Gloucestershire
Nature on the field:Calm, composed
Likes to play against:NA
Favorite Ball:NA
Career Turning Point

when he got selected in South Arican national team in 1992 against India .

Preferences
Hobbies:Writing
Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers:NA
Favourite Football Team:NA
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:NA
Favourite Place on earth:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Actress:Genalia D’Souza
Favourite TV Shows:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:Yes
Records
In International cricket:

 

  • He has a world record of taking five catches to achieve the feat of dismissing most by a fielder other than wicketkeeper against West Indies in Mumbai.
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Kate McCarthy, Melanie Wolf
Wife/Spouse:Kate McCarthy, Melanie Wolf
Marriage Date:1994, 2014
Children:Ross Rhodes, Daniella Rhodes, India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes

Earnings
Net Worth:Not known
IPL earnings:NA
Awards and recognitions

Jonty Rhodes awarded 15 Player of the Match award in his total ODI appearances.

He was voted one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1999

In 2004, he was voted 29th in the top 100 Great South Africans in a television series SABC3’s Great South Africans.

In 2003, he was appointed as South Africa’s Tourism ambassador for India.

Lesser Known Facts
  • He was given 2 times man of the match in Test, 15 times in ODI in which 1 Man of the Match award came in the World Cup.
  • Rhodes was called for hockey trials in 1996 Olympics but he ruled out of the event due to a hamstring injury.
  • His favourite Indian actress is Genelia D’Souza
  • He got divorced from his first wife in 2013 and then he married his girlfriend in 2014.
  • He works for the Standard bank after he got retired.
  • He penned a travel Guide ‘Lonely Planet Guide’.
  • He loves to travel so he promoted South Africa tourism whenever he comes to India.
  • His only addiction is Golf.
  • His wife has a cricketing background.
  • He studied accountancy in South Africa.
  • He also represented South Africa in Hockey.