Jonty Rhodes is one of the finest cricketers to have emerged from South African and is also credited with improving the standard of the fielding in World Cricket. The former fielding coach with Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians have been traveling places in India with his family and enjoy every bit of Indian culture by posting pictures on his Instagram account.
Rhodes who played for South Africa from 1992 to 2003 is currently in Nepal at the invitation of Nepal Cricket School.
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My first trip to Nepal, and am making sure that it’s not just ALL cricket in Kathmandu! As often as I can, I try embrace the local culture; knowing that the more I learn about other people, the more I learn about myself. Swayambhunath (aka Monkey Temple) is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
He, along with former West Indies and Afghanistan fielding coach Ryan Maron, is conducting a High-Performance Camp for young Nepali cricketers at the Tribhuvan University grounds in Kirtipur.
The camp will see aspiring cricketers from U-16, U-17 and U-19 age level along with Nepal national team attending the camp.
Speaking to Kathmandu Times Rhodes, said he is looking forward for more than the 10 days with Nepali cricket. “My impression with the Nepali cricket is that it has a very strong team at the U-19 level. It has stunned South Africa and Pakistan in the past at U-19 World Cups,” said the fielding icon referring to Nepal’s famous two-run victory over South Africa during the 2006 U-19 World Cup plate semi-final in New Zealand.