Jonty Rhodes is the field coach for Kings XI Punjab.© Twitter
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicking off on September 19, Kings XI Punjab field coach Jonty Rhodes relived his legendary field skills in a video posted by the club on Twitter. The former South African cricketer replied to the video and tweeted “Never too old to have fun @lionsdenkxip. Can still fly at 51, just the landing is a bit bumpy #SaddaPunjab”. The video posted by KXIP shows that Rhodes is making two nice dive catches.
– Jonty Rhodes (@ JontyRhodes8) September 14, 2020
The club had captioned the video as “Did you ‘catch’ that? #SaddaPunjab # Dream11IPL @ JontyRhodes8”.
The 51-year-old is considered one of South Africa’s greatest cricketers and was known as one of the best field workers in the industry. He was also famous for his fast running while hitting. He played for his national team between 1992 and 2003.
After retirement, Rhodes received commentary and coaching roles in cricket. He was also the field coach of Mumbai Indians in the past.
IPL 2020 will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the rising coronavirus cases in India. KXIP is hoping for a good tournament. The team did not qualify for the playoffs during the 2019 edition, after registering 12 points with six wins in 14 games.
With KL Rahul as captain, KXIP will play their first game against Delhi Capitals on September 20. The first match of the franchise-based T20 competition is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
The three stadiums in the UAE where the matches take place are Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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