Ground Fielding in modern times is as important as any other facet in Cricket. With the rise of limited overs cricket in the form of One-day internationals and T20, the modern Cricket has evolved a lot.
These formats have changed the complexion of the games with batsmen becoming more dangerous, bowlers becoming cleverer, fitness becoming more important and fielding becoming one of the most required skillsets.
In the modern Cricket fitness is becoming as important for selection as anything. A fit player can play, field and run better than his counterparts. Fit players like Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill play an important role while fielding in the outfield.
Recently, in a live Q&A session with fans, Rohit Sharma interacted with his fans on Sunday. Answering a number of questions from his fans, Rohit Sharma also opened up on a number of issues ranging from his life, cricket and captain Virat.
In the session, a fan also asked the Mumbaikar to name his favourite fielder in modern-cricket. Rohit Sharma, who is a part of strongest fielding outfits in current time, named Martin Guptill as his favourite.
Martin Guptil, the dashing opener from New Zealand, is one of the finest fielders the game has ever blessed with. Well! Who can forget the Martin Guptil throw from boundary that caught MS Dhoni short of the crease in World Cup 2019 semi-final. The throw not only ended Dhoni’s stay at crease but also knocked India out of the World Cup.
In the same tournament, Guptill also took a stunner to dismiss Steven Smith. Though, his form with the bat was bit shaking but some moments of brilliance in the field from him, took New Zealand to the finals of World Cup 2019.