While the iconic game of cricket saw many flabbergasting batting and bowling talents, fielding is one area which didn’t receive the needed importance in the early days. However, the arrival of a cricketer like Jonty Rhodes swelled the charm and fame of this department to a great degree. For revolutionizing the fielding, Jonty is considered as a guru for many cricketers.
Recently, the 50-year old himself reflected on the fielding aspect of the game as he named his favorite fielders of the modern day cricket. The South African athlete picked New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and India’s Ravindra Jadeja among the best fielders, but added that Guptill is his favorite.
Jonty said that Guptill plays all the games for New Zealand and contains a mind-boggling consistency as he is a gun fielder in every corner of the park. It is important to note that these players recently scored the most number of fielding points in the World Cup 2019 event in England and Wales. Particularly, it was Guptill whose epic throw dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the semi-final against India and installed his team in the final of the 50-over competition.