(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|
|Book||Jonty in Pictures: The Defining Moments of South Africa’s Greatest cricketer|
|Date of Birth:||27- July- 1969|
|Age (as on 2018):||49|
|Birth Place:||Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Cancer|
|Test:||13 November 1992 v India|
|ODI:||26 February 1992 v Australia|
|Domestic/State Team:||University of Natal, Natal, Kwazuku-Natal, Ireland, Gloucestershire|
|Nature on the field:||Calm, composed|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point|
when he got selected in South Arican national team in 1992 against India .
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Football Team:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Place on earth:||NA|
|Favourite Actress:||Genalia D’Souza|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|In International cricket:|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|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|
|Net Worth:||Not known|
|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.