Former South African legend Jonty Rhodes is regarded as one of the best fielders of all time. Rhodes in a recent interview with ICC revealed his top-five fielders of all time. Jonty’s list includes former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, India’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, two South African players Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers. Interestingly, Jonty picked Raina as the No 1 fielder.
Talking about Raina, Rhodes said “I’ve been a massive fan of Suresh Raina ever since he started play. And the reason is, Raina never thinks before he dives, he doesn’t hesitate even while playing in so much heat. Raina follows Rhodes’ philosophy of ‘if you don’t go, you will never know.”
Meanwhile, Raina made a comeback during last year’s England tour but failed to make an impact. Since then, Raina wasn’t picked for crucial tours and is out of action from international cricket. However, with IPL nearing, Raina is expected to get back in action for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).