In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, from celebrities to commoners, to cricketers, everyone has been forced to stay at home in self-isolation. Due to this, many cricketers of past and present are taking up question-answer sessions on Twitter, with the latest one being former Australian player Dean Jones.
The 59-year-old coach-turned-commentator took to Twitter and provided answers to a lot of his fans’ queries, and he also revealed the best fielder of the current generations as per his opinion. Jones named India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, and England southpaw Ben Stokes as the best fielders of contemporary cricket.
Dean Jones picks Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes as current best fielders:
The former right-handed batsman who played 59 Tests for Australia, alongside 164 ODIs, is in quarantine, like the rest of us, due to Coronavirus. He too, like some others cricketers decided to tackle boredom by answering a few questions on micro-blogging site Twitter.
A fan questioned Dean Jones, “Current best fielder in the world? he replied to naming two instead, “Jadeja and Stokes.”
Jadeja and Stokes are both renowned across the world for their fielding. Apart from their all-round attributes, the pair are known to have an acute sense of anticipation. They not only manage to save some crucial runs single-handedly but also their abilities to take catches in deep in unparalleled.
As far as the old adage ‘Catches win matches’ goes, Jadeja and Stokes are handy contributors to both their teams. While the Englishman helped England win the World Cup last year, after his heroics in the super over, the Indian all-rounder has been in a decent form lately.
Jadeja was nearly frozen-out of the team along with Ravichandran Ashwin especially in the limited-overs formats, with the emergence of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. However, the 31-year-old Saurashtra batsman was able to win back his place, on the back of some impressive performances, coupled with Kuldeep’s dip in form.