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Jonty Rhodes Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 26, 2019

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Short Biography

Jonty Rhodes was born on 27-07-1969 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He is a South African Cricket Player, Cricket Commentator & Cricket Coach who played between 1992 to 2003 for South Africa national cricket team.

Other Name: Jonathan Neil Rhodes, Rhodes, Jonty
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Cricket Coach

Jonty Rhodes Complete Bio & Career

Fielding, one of the three aspects in cricket was not given as much importance as batting or bowling, until this man showed up. Jonty announced himself on the world stage when he flung in the air and ran-out Inzamam-Ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup game against Pakistan. He was very agile, thanks to playing hockey in his younger days, and made the backward point region a very important position in the field. 
For the first few years, he made it to the team only because of his fielding prowess but he soon realised that he had to contribute with the bat as well. A complete change in his batting technique, helped him improve his skills as a batsman. An unfortunate fracture on the finger during the 2003 World Cup cut-short his career. He soon retired and went onto play for Gloucestershire in County Cricket. In a career of more than 10 years, he represented South Africa in 245 ODIs and 52 Tests. He scored 5935 and 2532 runs respectively with an average of 35 in both the formats. 
Post retirement, he took up coaching job and had coached South African National team and IPL side Mumbai Indians as a fielding coach. He has also done cricket commentary post retirement.

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Jonty Rhodes Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was bron to Digby Rhodes and Tish Rhodes. He was married to Kate McCarthy from 1994 to 2013. Together the couple had a son named Ross Rhodes and a daughter named Daniella Rhodes. He then married his girlfriend Melanie Wolf with whom he has a daughter named India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes.

Life's Important Dates Of Jonty Rhodes

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Pietermaritzburg
Nationality South African
Religion Christian
Address Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa
School N/A
College University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 13 November 1992 v India
ODI - 26 February 1992 v Australia
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Hockey and Cricket
Favorite Actress Genelia D'Souza
Favorite Place India
Favorite Food Indian dishes

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jonty Rhodes

  • In 2004, he was voted 29th in the top 100 Great South Africans in a television series SABC3’s Great South Africans.
  • In 2003, he was appointed as South Africa’s Tourism ambassador for India.
  • He was called for Hockey trials in 1996 Olympics but he ruled out of the event due to a hamstring injury.
  • He penned a travel Guide ‘Lonely Planet Guide’.
  • He traveled various parts of India on his Royal Enfield bike and to show his love for India, he named his daughter India.

Jonty Rhodes Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

53 years, 6months, 5 days old age Jonty Rhodes will turn 54 on 27 July, 2023. Only 5 months, 25 days, 15 hours,29 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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