The legendary Sachin Tendulkar has lavished reward on former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes by calling him the most effective fielder of inside the 30-yard circle. Rhodes is the present fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab and is broadly thought-about to be the greatest fielder within the historical past of the sport.
Sachin took to Twitter, the place he mentioned “Jonty, I was talking about saves on the boundary line. In your territory (30 yard circle), you were undoubtedly the best.”
Jonty, I used to be speaking about saves on the boundary line.
In your territory (30 yard circle), you have been undoubtedly the most effective! https://t.co/tZSq3VL1Y5
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 28, 2020
The duo engaged in a Twitter banter following Kings XI Punjab participant Nicholas Pooran’s phenomenal fielding effort on the boundary line – which created a media frenzy. His acrobatic try got here when Sanju Samson hit one in opposition to Murugan Ashwin. Pooran saved a sure six runs in opposition to his aspect.
The small banter began between the 2 legends began Sachin had taken to Twitter and appreciated Pooran’s diving save, writing:
“This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020
Earlier, Mayank Agarwal’s ton had powered KXIP to 223/2. Chasing the mammoth whole, Rajasthan Royals misplaced Jos Buttler early. But then, Sanju Samson and skipper Steve Smith took the KXIP bowlers to the cleaners and have been on par with the required run-rate. Smith was dismissed within the ninth over after which, in a stunning transfer, Rahul Tewatia was despatched as a pinch-hitter forward of Robin Uthappa.
With 124 wanted from 66 balls, Tewatia utterly didn’t get going initially. He failed to attach and at one stage he was batting at a miserly 7 off 16 balls. But in a heroic turnaround for Tewatia, he hit Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell for 5 sixes within the 18th over to show the sport on it’s head. With 21 wanted from the ultimate two overs, Tewatia hit one other six – finishing his fifty whereas Archer hit one other two of Shami which was sufficient to take the Royals over the road.