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Jonty Rhodes Reveals Why His Application For Team India’s Fielding Coach Was Rejected


Former South Africa cricketer and greatest fielder of all-time in world cricket Jonty Rhodes recently revealed why his application for the post of fielding coach of Indian National Cricket Team's got rejected. Meanwhile, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) reinstated R Sridhar for another term. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and selection committee, led by former chairperson MSK Prasad at that time rejected Jonty Rhodes’ application for the role of fielding coach for the Indian cricket team in 2019. Rhodes, who was earlier with the Mumbai Indians as the fielding coach, revealed the reason behind his rejection in a Twitter reply to a user.

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The former Proteas cricketer was known for his defensive fielding, particularly catching, ground fielding, and throwing from his most common position of backward point. Rhodes while answering to a question by a fan on social media platform Twitter revealed what was said to him by the MSK Prasad-led selection committee after his application got rejected. 

With the standard of Indian fielding hitting new lows in the last few series, a fan asked Jonty Rhodes on Twitter why he didn't join the Men in Blues in the capacity of a fielding coach. 

“@JontyRhodes8 Why you haven’t become the Fielding coach for @BCCI Indian cricket team ?????” the fan asked Rhodes. Reacting to the question, the former South African cricketer wrote: “They said “no thanks”

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Earlier, when asked about Jonty Rhodes’ rejection, MSK Prasad revealed that Rhodes’ application was more for India A and National Cricket Academy level. 

“We don’t see Jonty (Rhodes) fitting in there (choice Nos 2 and 3) because those roles are more for India A level and NCA,” Prasad had said.

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