Cricket’s ‘safe pair of hands’ to field queries and share views with Yahoo users

Yahoo-Cricket-Jonty-RhodesNew Delhi, India, February 12, 2015: Yahoo India today announced that it has brought on board South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes as its World Cup Analyst for World Cup 2015 coverage on Yahoo Cricket. Jonty, a cricketing legend on the field, will add his unique voice, deep insights and analysis to this year’s World Cup coverage on Yahoo.

Yahoo users can now enjoy Jonty’s take on World Cup action, as it unfolds, through the pre and post-game analysis. They will also have exciting opportunities to chat live with Jonty and get his perspective on specific questions. With in-depth stories, expert analysis, player profiles, game statistics, videos, match forecasts and Jonty’s perspective on the game to make sense of it all, Yahoo Cricket promises to keep fans on top of all the cricket news, opinions and insights this season.

Commenting on his association with Yahoo, Jonty Rhodes said, “Cricket in India creates such a high – whether it’s being played or talked about. With Yahoo Cricket, which is hugely popular with cricket fans not just in India but across the globe, I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with passionate cricket lovers the world over, and also to hearing back from them. Together, this World Cup is going to be much more fun.” 

Gurmit Singh, Vice President and Managing Director, Yahoo India added, “Jonty is one of the most respected names in World Cricket, well loved by cricket fans in India. We believe that his connect with users and his original voice – brought alive through videos, in-depth stories and chat opportunities for fans, across devices – will make Yahoo Cricket the digital hub where users can converge to enjoy the World Cup.” 

Widely regarded as the first fielding superstar of the cricketing world, Jonty has enjoyed outstanding success throughout his career, in which he played 52 Test matches and 245 One Day Internationals. His first shot at fame was during the 1992 World Cup, when he flew through the air to memorably run out Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq, thus creating one of cricket’s most iconic moments.

Jonty has served as South Africa’s fielding coach. He is also an advisor-cum-fielding coach at the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.