Jonty Rhodes Biography
Jonty Rhodes (Jonathan Neil Rhodes) was born on 27th July 1969 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He is a former South African Test and One Day International cricketer. In April 2013 South African Tourism appointed Rhodes as their brand ambassador for India.
Jonty Rhodes Age
He was born on 27th July 1969 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Jonty Rhodes Wife – Jonty Rhodes Divorce
He married Kate McCarthy, a niece of Cuan McCarthy, on 16 April 1994 in Pietermaritzburg but they later split up in 2013. They had two children Daniella Rhodes and Ross Rhodes.
In 2014 he married Melanie Wolf and they have one daughter India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes
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With his first wife Kate McCarthy, they had two children Daniella Rhodes and Ross Rhodes. On 24 April 2015, Jonty Rhodes second wife Melanie gave birth to a daughter named India Rhodes, in Mumbai. The couple named her after the country, stating they admired the rich culture and geographical diversity of the country.
Jonty Rhodes Career
Jonty Rhodes began his career in 1992 playing for the South African cricket team. His batting style was right hand bat and his bowling style was right hand medium.
He made his Test début against India in the first Test of the “Friendship Tour” at his home ground in Kingsmead, Durban on 13 November 1992, scoring 41 in the first innings and 26 not out in the second.
Jonty Rhodes made his One Day International début against Australia in South Africa’s opening match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 26 February 1992. Australia batted first, scoring 170, and Rhodes dismissed Craig McDermott via a run out. South Africa scored 171 to win the
match by nine wickets; Rhodes was not required to bat.
Rhodes shot to fame after South Africa’s fifth game of the World Cup, against Pakistan on the 8 March 1992 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. South Africa batted first, scoring 211 off 50 overs. Pakistan’s innings was reduced to 36 overs because of rain interruptions, with the target revised from 212 to 194 runs.
Rhodes scored his first Test century during the first Test of a three match series against Sri Lanka at Moratuwa during the 1993–1994 season. Batting on the last day, Rhodes scored 101 not out and along with Clive Eksteen salvaged a draw. South Africa went on to win the series 1–0 by winning the second
match and drawing the third.
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On 14 November 1993 Rhodes took a world record of five catches, to achieve the most dismissals by a fielder against the West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
In late 2005 a report prepared by Cricinfo showed that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the ninth-highest number of run outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the third-highest success rate.
Rhodes announced that he planned to retire from One-Day International cricket after the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa. However, his tournament was cut short when he got injured in a match against Kenya. In Kenya’s innings, Maurice Odumbe hit the ball in the air toward Rhodes. Rhodes dropped the catch and in the process broke his hand.
After retirement he was employed by Standard Bank as an account executive. He also worked as a fielding coach in the South African national cricket team.In April 2013 South African Tourism appointed Rhodes as their brand ambassador for India.
Jonty Rhodes Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Jonty Rhodes Awards
- 1999: He was voted as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
- 2004: He was voted 29th in the Top 100 Great South Africans in SABC3’s Great South Africans television series.
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Jonty Rhodes compares Matthew Hayden’s injury to Tamil Nadu’s coast
Former South African player Jonty Rhodes it seems has seen the funny side in this incident and posted a comment on Hayden’s picture, comparing his injuries to the map of Tamil Nadu.
Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden recently said he has “dodged a bullet” after suffering a fractured bone in his neck and serious facial injuries while surfing at the weekend. The 46-year-old was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane and said on his Instagram account on Saturday that he came off second best with a “Straddie back bank” and that it was “game over for a few days”.
He posted a second message on Sunday with a photograph of him in a neck brace and nasty abrasions on his forehead. Former South African player Jonty Rhodes seems to have seen the funny side in this incident and posted a comment on Hayden’s picture, comparing his injuries to the map of Tamil Nadu. “@haydos359 is that a map of The Tamil Nadu coast u are wearing on your forehead? Real commitment buddy!!! Some of us softies take the easy option and just get tattoos!!”
Hayden has had a long standing relationship with the state of Tamil Nadu, ever since he started playing in the Indian Premier League for the Channi Super Kings. He has time and again come back to India and has also been part of Star Sports’ commentary team for the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
Hayden’s injury has left him bed ridden. The former Aussie opener earlier wrote –
“Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet,” he wrote referring to injuries to his cervical vertebrae.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie (Stradbroke Island) who have been so supportive.
“Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”
The burly Hayden retired in 2009 as one of cricket’s leading opening batsmen, scoring 8625 runs with 30 centuries from 103 Tests at an average of 50.73.
He held the world record score for a Test innings with his knock of 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003 before West Indies great Brian Lara surpassed it with 400 not out six months later.
Hayden also formed a formidable opening partnership with current Australia coach Justin Langer, combining for 5655 Test runs as an opening pair, which is second only to the vaunted West Indies duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who accumulated 6482 runs at the top of the batting order.