Former fielding coach of Mumbai Indians Jonty Rhodes is regarded as the best fielder of all time. In a recent interview with the governing body of international cricket, he revealed the names of top five fielders of all time. He included one player each from Australia, India, England and two from South Africa. He gave fifth spot to former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, followed by English player Paul Collingwood. The second and third place went to AB de Villiers and Herschelle Gibbs respectively. He kept Suresh Raina at the number one spot.

Talking about Raina, Rhodes said “I’ve been a massive fan of Suresh Raina ever since he started to play. I know what the conditions of the fields are in India, and every time he practices, every time he dives, it’s gonna be so much of heat. He doesn’t even give a second hesitation of should I have dived or shouldn’t have dived.

“He goes for the ball which pretty much what my philosophy is, ‘if you don’t go, you’ll never know’ and he has done that. He has taken great catches in the slips and in the outfield and in the circle. I have loved watching Suresh Raina. He is my number one fielder.”

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