Jonty Rhodes reveals why his application for Team India’s fielding coach got rejected
Having Jonty Rhodes as the fielding coach is nothing less than a dream for any team in the world. The former South Africa star is widely regarded as the best fielder to have ever graced the game. But despite his credentials, he failed to get the job of India’s fielding coach last year. Rhodes was one of the high profile names who had applied for the post but he missed out as the BCCI re-appointed R Sridhar as the fielding coach.
In fact, Rhodes’ application did not even make the cut for the interviews. While Sridhar bagged the job, Abhay Sharma and T Dilip finished second and third in the list respectively. At that time, MSK Prasad, whose selection panel had picked the fielding coach, had said that Rhodes’ application was more for India A and National Cricket Academy level.