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3 iconic players who changed cricket forever

Uday Joshi
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Jonty Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes

Cricket is probably the most difficult game in terms of mental aspects and technical adjustments. Once in every few decades, there comes a player who makes the game look easy to the audience while it isn't.

For a game that is almost 142 years old, only a select few have gone onto becoming icons who would eventually transit the game from generation after generation.

Whether it was with their fielding or bowling or batting, these 3 players have been able to change audiences' mindsets on how to pursue the game. Let us have a look at those three iconic cricketers who changed cricket forever.


#3 Jonty Rhodes

Well, have you ever seen a Superman in real-life? A flying saucer? Any true cricket fan worth his salt would know the answer to the above-mentioned questions.

More than a decade ago, there existed a man who could fly, but only on a cricket field though. His name was Jonathan Niel Rhodes.

Unarguably the greatest fielder of all time, Jonty Rhodes did some unimaginable things on a cricket field. As if to validate his skills, he was even awarded man of the match just for his fielding efforts. The crazy part is that he was not even in the playing XI in that match. Such was his menace on the field.

Rhodes was a pretty good middle-order batsman himself. He accumulated more than 8000 runs across both Tests and ODIs combined.

But Rhodes will forever be remembered as the one who brought a new dimension to fielding. He was so quick that sometimes he made even good runners appear slow by running them out. He saved countless runs with his fielding itself and endeared himself to fans across the globe.

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