Mumbai, 25 July, 2019: Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has joined the race to be India’s fielding coach, becoming one of the most high profile candidates to have applied for the post.
“Yes, I have applied for the position of India’s new fielding coach. My wife and I love the country, and it has already given us so much we have 2 children born in India,” Rhodes told “CricketNext” website.
Rhodes is one of the exceptional fielders of his time and is best remembered for the ‘flying’ run-out of former Pakistan skipper Inzamam Ul-Haq during the 1992 World Cup.
The 49-year-old South African was the fielding coach of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians for a long time before parting ways.
A frequent visitor to India, Rhodes had earlier conducted a fielding workshop for a T20 Mumbai League side at the Bandra Kurla complex.
The BCCI has invited applications for various coaching positions, including head coach, batting coach, bowling coach and fielding coach, setting July 30 as the deadline to apply.
India’s current fielding coach is R Sridhar’s contract has been extended for 45 days till the end of the West Indies tour.