No Indian Cricketer in Jacques Rudolph's Best Players List

No Indian Cricketer in Jacques Rudolph’s Best Players List

Indian cricketers, Jacques Rudolph

Former South African cricketer Jacques Rudolph has not named an Indian cricketer in his list of best players he has played with or face during his heydays. His selection of players in his list has come up as a big surprise for Indian fans.

Jacques had a long red-ball cricket career as he featured with the Proteas team from 2003 to 2012. The left-hand batsman Jacques Rudolph played 48 Test matches and scored 2,622 runs with a top score of unbeaten 222. In shorter formats, he has played 45 ODIs to amass 1174 runs while he has played a solitary T20I.

Jacques Rudolph hails Ricky Ponting as best skipper:

Jacques Rudolph, Indian cricketer
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Although he didn’t have a big international career, he had a great domestic career. Under the Kolpak deal, the 38-year-old joined Yorkshire and played county championship. He scored 19,885 First-class runs and 10285 List-A runs along with 4016 T20 runs.

Jacques proclaimed his retirement in 2017 after playing the last game for Glamorgan in the County Championship.

Recently, he featured in the South Africa Legend’s team during the Road Safety World Tournament 2020 which has been postponed because of the pandemic.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Image Credit: Twitter)

Well, the Proteas has played with or against almost all the cricket legends around the world. He named the big cricketers like Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Andrew Flintoff and Shoaib Akhtar in his best list but didn’t mention the name of any Indian in his list.

Check out the full list of Jacques Rudolph:

Best player ever: Jacques Kallis

The best captain played against Ricky Ponting

Best captain: Graeme Smith/Gerald Dros

Seam bowler: Andrew Flintoff

Swing bowler: James Anderson

Fast bowler: Shoaib Akhtar

Spinner: Muttiah Muralitharan

Best batsman: Kumar Sangakkara

Best innings: AB de Villiers

Best wicketkeeper: Kruger van Wyk

The big hitter: Albie Morkel

The blocker: Andrew White

Best No 11: Paul Harris

Best catcher: Martin van Jaarsveld

Best arm: Marchant de Lange

Top fielder: AB de Villiers

Best sledger: Pierre de Bruyn

Best coach: Gary Kirsten/Eric Simons

Favourite ground: Scarborough (Yorkshire)

Joker: Anthony McGrath

Favourite partnership: Henry Davids

Take to war: Roelof van der Merwe.

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