Yahoo India has signed up famous South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes as its analyst for the ICC World Cup 2015. The 45-year-old former player will comment, provide insights and analyse all matches of the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
Yahoo users can now enjoy Jonty's take on World Cup action, as it unfolds, through the pre and post-game analysis, according to a press release.
Yahoo has also said that users will get opportunities to live chat with him and know his views on various aspects of the game.
Yahoo will also offer in-depth expert analysis, player profiles, game statistics, videos, match forecasts and perspectives by Jonty Rhodes, who says he is one of the few cricketers who started their careers and ended it at the World Cup, in his first article for the website.
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," Jonty Rhodes said, about his association with Yahoo.
"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," Gurmit Singh, Vice President and Managing Director, Yahoo India, said.
Widely regarded as the first fielding superstar of the cricketing world, Jonty Rhodes 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 run out Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq, in the process, creating one of cricket's most iconic moments.
Jonty Rhodes 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.