“If you don’t go for the catch, you will never know if you can catch it.”
– Jonty Rhodes, cricket commentator and one of the greatest fielders of all time.
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Jonathan Neil Rhodes, lovingly and popularly known as Jonty Rhodes, has experienced the importance of learning since a very young age.
He first got onto the cricket field in his early childhood days and played cricket with his brother, Clinton. However, his father invested hours and years of effort into coaching him. He then played cricket for his University team (University of Natal), and within 4 years made his debut in the ICC World Cup in February 1992.
Fast forward a few years, Jonty Rhodes has
- Became the first South African cricketer to take 100 ODI catches
- Been the only person to receive the ‘Man of the Match’ award for fielding
- Delivered match-saving batting performances
- Been voted 29th in the ‘Top 100 Great South Africans’
These moments did not come easy in his career. Similar to what experts do, through his career, Jonty Rhodes kept rising above his failures, going on to form a set of principles that help people achieve success in any field.
Today, besides being a fielding coach for Kings XI Punjab at the 13th season of The Indian Premier League, he is a renowned motivational speaker who not only inspires his audience to be physically fit, but also emphasizes the importance of mental fitness and combines both aspects to help his audience become successful.
- Surviving against the odds
- Prioritizing the true meaning of success
- Risk-taking appetite
- Winning opportunities in India
- Contributing efforts (how one run and one task can make a difference)
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