Virender Sehwag’s double-ton no surprise for Jonty Rhodes – Cricket News Update

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<p><strong>Virender Sehwag’s double-ton no surprise for Jonty Rhodes – Cricket News Update</strong></p>
<p>Virender Sehwag’s double century in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against West Indies was not a big surprise for the former South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes, as he was expecting India’s aggressive opener to break the world record sooner or
<p>Sehwag smashed a historic 219-run-knock on Thursday, and registered his name in the history as the only batsman to score a double ton in the limited-over cricket after Sachin Tendulkar who scored an unbeaten 200 against the Proteas last year.</p>
<p>The 33-year-old was not enjoying great form ahead of the contest at Indore, and nobody was expecting him to reach the great milestone. After his terrific outing, the swashbuckling opener himself revealed he had never dreamt of an ODI double hundred ever
in his career.</p>
<p>However, unlike most of the cricket pundits, Rhodes was not surprised to see Sehwag crossing the 200-mark in a 50-over match, saying that the attacking batsman deserved the mega feat.</p>
<p>&quot;I expected him to score a double century in ODIs as he is capable of playing fast and fearless cricket,&quot; Rhodes told reporters in central Maharashtra.</p>
<p>The South African is surely one of the best fieldsmen of all time. He has worked as a fielding coach with different sides including the Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit, Mumbai Indians.</p>
<p>He shed light on the importance of the good fielding, and claimed that better work in the field makes a lot of difference in every version of the sport.</p>
<p>&quot;Fielding is an art. In T20 matches, saving singles would definitely affect the final result. Runs saved is runs scored,&quot; shared the 42-year-old who played in 52 Test matches and 245 one-dayers.</p>
<p>Rhodes is in India at the moment, working with the new cricketers on their fielding. He also suggested proper training and coaching camps for the young lads to bring much-needed improvement in their fielding.</p>
<p>Talking about the Men in Blue, the former batsman described, &quot;Team India is a good fielding side.&quot; He singled out the Master Blaster for his excellent efforts despite being 38 years of age. &nbsp;</p>
<p>According to the big man, Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Collingwood, AB de Villiers, and JP Duminy are some of the best fielders in contemporary cricket.</p>



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