Hyderabad: With the India vs South Africa series underway with the first T20 abandoned due to rain and second T20 to be played at Mohali on Wednesday, let us have a look on five lightning-fast fielders that India and South Africa has ever produced.
Jonty Rhodes – The first-ever Cricketer to win the Man of the Match award for fielding. Jonty Rhodes was considered the most excellent fielder of his time for his unmatched athleticism and accuracy. A prime example of that, The run out he affected of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup.
Suresh Raina – One of those athletes who redefined fielding at the point position as well as at the Slips. Remember the one-handed blinder he took at the slips against the Kolkata knight riders in the Vivo IPL. Jonty Rhodes once said – ‘Suresh Raina is my favourite fielder’.
Virat Kohli – The current Indian Captain has taken the most number of catches (231) since his debut in International cricket. Put him at any position, and you will hardly see any misfield or dropped catches from him. He has taken a few sharp catches at the slip position as well.
AB Devilliers – Considered as one of the best fielders of all time, he has taken some phenomenal catches. One can trust ABD with their life at the boundary line. He is that good. His spectacular catches on the boundary line have been a visual treat to the eyes. He has affected some unbelievable runouts as well.
Ravindra Jadeja – The fastest arm at present in International Cricket, he is considered as the best Indian fielder till date. He has redefined fielding at the Point position. His catch against England at the 2019 World Cup is considered one of the best. He has hardly missed the stumps whenever he had aimed at it. He saved around 41 runs in 2 matches at the World Cup. The most by any player in the tournament.