There will be a dilemma to choose the best batsman in the world. There will be confusion between Sir Donald Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar etc and the same goes for the best bowler too as it will be extremely tough to choose one player from Muttiah Muralitharan, Wasim Akram Walsh, Shane Warne etc. But to choose the best fielder in the world, there will be no dilemma because Jonty Rhodes is by far the undisputed king of fielding. Throughout his career, Rhodes had been intimidating batsmen from the backward point with his brilliant and athletic fielding.

As the former Proteas star turns 47 today, we are presenting to you five Jonty Rhodes-esque efforts from the Indian fielders.


5. Yuvraj Singh:

Chasing 262 in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2002, South Africa were in a comfortable position at 194 for one in the 39th over. And then a brilliant effort from Yuvraj saw India making a comeback in the match.

Ironically it was Jonty Rhodes who became the victim. Rhodes swept Harbhajan Singh and managed a top edge. The ball was in the air for a while and just when it seemed that it was landing on the ground safely, Yuvraj standing at short fine leg, leapt full length and caught it with his outstretched right hand. The catch left Rhodes completely stunned. India went on to win the match by 10 runs and later became the joint-winners of the Champions Trophy.


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