Ever wonder who is the best fielder in the current era. Well, we can argue that and still won't reach its conclusion but not Jonty Rhodes who picked his best fielder. The South African legend and arguably the greatest fielder of all time, Rhodes picks Suresh Raina as his number one fielder. He has always been the huge admirer of the Indian superstar and has expressed his admiration on many occasions for him.
In a released video by ICC, Rhodes picks his top 5 fielders of the modern era, "I have been a massive fan of Suresh Raina, forever, ever since he started playing," Rhodes said. "I know what the conditions of the fields are in India, and every time he practices, every time he dives, it's gonna be so much of heat. He doesn't even give a second hesitation of should I have dived or shouldn't have dived," He added.
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Once in an IPL match, the Mumbai Indians' fielding coach was in awe-struck of Raina's catch. "He goes for the ball which pretty much what my philosophy is, "If you don't go you will never know' and he has done that. He has taken great catches in the slips and in the outfields and in the circle. I have loved watching Suresh Raina. He is my number one fielder".
Suresh Raina too took tweeter to express his gratitude for the South African star -
So glad to have retained my number 1⃣ spot on your list all these years, @JontyRhodes8 ! You've always inspired me by setting the highest standards on the field! https://t.co/DD93jfmj5Y
Suresh Raina is currently out from the Indian team. He last played an international match was an ODI in England in July last year. He will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League starting from March 23.
Apart from Raina, Rhodes picked Andrew Symonds, AB de Villiers, Paul Collingwood, and Herschelle Gibbs as other four best modern era's fielder. Keep in mind that apart Raina, all other fours have taken retirement from international cricket.