Jonty Rhodes turns 51: 'Catch' a glimpse of his life with wife Melanie and kids

Updated: 26 July, 2020 08:29 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Former South Africa cricketer and perhaps the best fielder cricket has seen, Jonathan ‘Jonty’ Rhodes celebrates his 51st birthday on the 27th of July, 2020.

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    Jonty Rhodes played for the South African cricket team between 1992-1003

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    Jonty Rhodes was famously known for his quick running on the field and defensive fielding approach

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    Not many are aware that Jonty Rhodes had also represented South Africa in hockey and was even chosen for the squad for 1992 Olympic Games, however, they did not qualify.

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    Jonty Rhodes was first married to Kate McCarthy, who was the niece of another former SA cricketer Cuan McCarthy, in 1994. The couple had two kids - daughter, Danellia Rhodes, and a son Ross.

    In picture: Rhodes with his current wife Melanie.

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    Jonty Rhodes got married to Melanie Wolf in October 2014. In 2015, Melanie gave birth to a baby girl in Mumbai. Two years later in 2017, their son was born in Santacruz, Mumbai, as well.

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    Jonty Rhodes named his daughter India. This was due to him being a regular visitor of the nation as well as his love for the culture and heritage.

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    Jonty Rhodes named his youngest kid and son Nathan.

    In picture: Jonty Rhodes seen here enjoying his day at the river Ganga with his wife Melanie Wolf and their kids

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    Jonty Rhodes made his Test debut in November 1992. Since then he played 52 Test matches scoring over 2,500 runs at an average of 35.66. His last Test came in August 2000.

    Jonty Rhodes shared this picture on India Rhodes' birthday, he captioned "Enroute to Kala Ghoda Cafè to celebrate India's 2nd birthday #landofyourbirth #indiababy #babyindia#travelingwithkids #incredibleindia#lifeontour #mumbaiindians #exploremore#bewhereyouare"

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    Jonty Rhodes scored 3 Test centuries and 17 fifties. His top score in the format was 117. Jonty Rhodes has taken a total of 34 test catches

    Jonty Rhodes posted this picture of the two most important women in his life - Melanie and India Rhodes - against a beautiful backdrop

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    Jonty Rhodes made his ODI debut for Proteas in February 1992. He played a total of 245 ODIs scoring 5,935 runs at an average of 35.11.

    In picture: Jonty Rhodes' wife Melanie and daughter India Rhodes leaving for a sight-seeing trip in India 

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    Jonty Rhodes scored 2 ODI centuries and 33 fifties with a top score of 121. 

    Jonty Rhodes posted this absolutely adorable picture of his wife Melanie Wolf and son Nathan Rhodes during the IPL 2017 final.

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    Rhodes was very active on the field and took a total of 105 catches in ODIs.

    One in the back, one on the shoulders, Jonty Rhodes captioned this picture with his children as "Get outdoors; if u are not walking past, u can’t get invited for masala chai #uttarakhand #incredibleindia#familytime #community @rhodeslifestyle

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    In 1993, Jonty Rhodes set a record for most catches by a fielder to effect dismissals with five  against West Indies.

    In picture: Jonty Rhodes spending quality time with son Nathan Rhodes

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    Jonty Rhodes announced he would retire after the 2003 World Cup but after an injury during the match against Kenya, where he broke his hand, his tournament was cut short.

    In picture: Rhodes' daughter India seen learning a bit of rock climbing from her dad

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    In picture: Rhodes seen biking in South Africa with his daughter India Rhodes.

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    Jonty Rhodes shares a cute picture of his son captioned "Not all the ingredients make it into the juice; but Nathan Jon certainly has the right idea #keepitsimple#healthykids #makeathome"

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    Jonty Rhodes shared this picture of his daughter India Rhodes getting her first ever haircut, with a caption that read "India's first ever haircut required a team effort"

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    Mumbai Indians' fielding coach Jonty Rhodes shared a video of himself flipping India Rhodes in the air during a pool session, he captioned "Mumbai Indians fielding practice taken up a level"

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    One of the first pictures of Nathan Rhodes posted by Jonty, he captioned "Nathan feeling "at home" in the bucket after 10 months in the womb #waterbirth #lifeontour #travelingwithkids#earthmother #championwife #fatherson#midwifemumbai #lodhadham #ayuverda#naturalhealth”

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    Don’t you think India Rhodes started surfing rather young? Jonty Rhodes' little angel is one of the cutest sports star kids around

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    Looks like India Rhodes forgot her table manners, while relishing this dessert, Jonty Rhodes captioned “Summer meals are red-iculously delicious!”

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    Jonty Rhodes shared this picture of his daughter India Rhodes sipping on a milkshake while in Sri Lanka, he captioned "India loving Sri Lanka #lovelife"

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    Virat Kohli might have got his youngest fan in India Rhodes, Jonty Rhodes captioned "It would see that @virat.kohli has another fan - not that we blame India Rhodes @mipaltan #ipl2017 #pumacricket#travelingwithkids #lifeontour#mumbaiexplorer"

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    Maybe the best picture of India Rhodes on Jonty Rhodes Instagram yet! He quoted, “Daddy; take me with u." #lifeontour #travelwithkids #mumbaiexplorer #mumbaiindians #weallhavebaggage #bewhereuare #lovelikeachild

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About The Gallery

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes turns 51 years old on July 27, 2020. As the champion fielder turns a year older, we catch a glimpse of some of his finest photos along with his family on social media. (Pictures Courtesy/ Jonty Rhodes Instagram)

First Published: 27 July, 2019 12:00 IST