Why Jonty Rhodes was not selected as fielding coach, selector Prasad revealed

Jonty Rhodes applied for the role of India fielding coach Sridhar, Abhay Sharma and T Dilip made the…
  • Jonty Rhodes applied for the role of India fielding coach
  • Sridhar, Abhay Sharma and T Dilip made the 3-man shortlist
  • Vikram Rathour is all set to replace Sanjay Bangar as batting coach

The MSK Prasad-led India’s national selection committee may not have considered Jonty Rhodes for India’s head coach’s job.

Jonty indicate he somehow knew he won’t make the cut as India’s fielding coach even before the official announcement was made.

Jonty said his interview was not as good as the incumbent coach. “I am sure my interview was not as good as the one with the incumbent coach because he has been there for the last couple of years. 

Players have definitely worked with a plan. And you can see the progress as it just doesn’t happen. I am expecting that from an interview point of view – he kicked my butt,” Jonty said in an event in Chennai.

Jonty also revealed why he applied for the India fielding coach’s; position in the first place, saying that he has been working here for a long time. “As a fielding coach I did a couple of years of coaching with the South African team till the 2007 World Cup. Since then, I have only worked in India. I am way more familiar with the cricketing set up in India than I am in South Africa,” Jonty added.

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