One of the most honoured cricketers from South Africa, Jonty Rhodes, is all set to make his maiden appearance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a commentator. The South African legend will be replacing Michael Slater in the commentary panel, after the latter pulled off due to personal reasons.
Rhodes will become part of an already star-studded commentary team that includes the likes of his fellow countrymen Graeme Smith and Kepler Wessels along with Alan Wilkins, Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja, Matthew Hayden and Danny Morrison.
The 49-year-old was a household name in cricketing nations back in the 1990s due to his outstanding fielding, which made him one of the most popular cricketers especially around the sub-continent.
Dubbed as the best fielder ever to grace the game, Jonty Rhodes expressed his excitement on becoming a part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in its fourth edition:
“I have fond memories of my various tours to Pakistan, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to be heading out to UAE and Pakistan for PSL 2019 as part of a fantastic commentary team. Having played and coached there during my career, I know how much exciting talent the country holds and I look forward to giving my take on the competition and the players on show.”
Ever since his retirement from cricket, the South African star has stayed connected to the game with multiple stints across the world as a commentator and coach.
Rhodes will join the PSL team on 21st February during the Sharjah leg of the tournament. He will be available for the remaining of the tournament, including the latter stages of the league that will be played in Lahore and Karachi.
The fourth season of the PSL starts from 14th February, with the opening ceremony at the Dubai Cricket Stadium being followed by the clash between defending champions, Islamabad United, and Lahore Qalandars.