Jonty Rhodes answers fans questions ranging from his nicknames to his favourite Indian cricketer

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes is undoubtedly the best fielder who has the played the game of cricket.

Currently the fielding coach of Mumbai Indians team in IPL, Rhodes has a very special connection with India. When the star cricketer was blessed with a baby girl he decided to name her after the country she was born in and his daughter now proudly carries the name India.


Recently, Jonty did a Q&A session for PayTM on Twitter answering various questions from fans ranging from his nicknames to his favourite cricketers and more.

Here are some of the questions Jonty Rhodes answered in his Q & A session with the fans:

1.) Q: What are the nicknames you got?


A: Indian rubber man – bouncing back up to my feet quickly on the hard fields here in India at backward point

2.) Q: Who is your favourite Indian cricketer?

A: Suresh Raina makes me smile when I watch him in the field; Virat Kohli makes me shake my head when he bats – out of this world

3.) Q: Is there any Indian player who can actually match your fitness level/fielding skills?

A: Virat Kohli is setting new benchmarks with his fitness attitude and results on the field speaks for themselves

4.) Q: Apart from all sort of workout for physical fitness, mental fitness is also required.Can doing yoga bring mind concentration.

A: yoga does require mental discipline, so yes, very much so in my own workouts

5.) Q: How do you keep yourself so fit and energetic at your age ? Please share the secret !

A: never tell people your real age

6.) Q: I want to know what should one do daily to stay fit these days as people are busy working in office or business

A: fitness isn’t just about gym workout. Take stairs; ride bicycle; walk wherever possible. Stay away from sugar

7.) Q: What exercises should I do Prefer to keep myself fit n Energetic

A: I love doing yoga with my wife – great combination of cardio and core strength. Choices are endless

8.) Q: Looking at the injuries the players sustain, which factors do they need to emphasize on?

A: supplement their diets with protein and weight training for muscle strength

9.) Q: What is the ideal & healthy breakfast you’d suggest to stay agile?

A: the correct combination of protein; carbs n fats, usually depending on body type.

10.) Q: Do share your fitness advice that you’d give to an aspiring sportsperson?

A: Fitness has to become part of your lifestyle – not just something u do at training.

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