Former South African International Jonty Rhodes is viewed as the greatest fielder in the world and Rhodes earned and made the backward-point position his own during his International Cricket days.
While going live on Instagram Former Zimbabwe Pace Mbangwa asked Jonty Rhodes to name the greatest fielder of all time in international cricket.
Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes said that AB de Villiers is the greatest fielder of all time in his opinion.
Rhodes told Mbangwa:
“The greatest fielder of time? AB de Villiers. He is a wicket-keeper, he is at slip, he fields at mid-off, long-on, the guy is the greatest of all time,”
“Andrew Symonds was the first guy I saw who could field at every position. He could field at the boundary as he had a strong arm. For a big unit like Symonds to dive at full length, it took a good amount of effort,”
“I have loved Suresh Raina, but the best fielder I have seen since Jonty Rhodes has to be AB de Villiers, he just moves so well, I think someone like Ben Stokes is at all the hotspots, AB de Villiers reads the game as well, and he is a batsman so that helps him in reading the game, from my perspective, De Villiers has to be the best fielder,” Rhodes said.
However, the 35-year-old De Villiers had said goodbye to international cricket in all formats on May 23, 2018.
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