Rugby union: End of the Rhodes for Jonty.
SOUTH Africa's Jonty Rhodes Jonathan Neil "Jonty" Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a former South African Test and One-day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003.
Rhodes was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. has brought down the curtain on his international career.
The 33-year-old legend, whose broken hand has put him out of the first phase of the World Cup, believes he has probably played his last game for his country.
``I always made it my intention that I would retire after the World Cup,'' he said.
``This broken hand is a bit premature but unless something happens to someone else down the line then this is it.''
The middle-order batsman and world-class fielder added: ``It is not quite the script I envisaged. ``I saw one newspaper headline saying `broken dream', but to have played 245 one-day internationals and participated in four World Cups, there's nothing to be ungrateful for.
``It has been a privilege to play for my coun t r y.''
Rhodes, set to play for Gloucestershire Gloucestershire (glŏs`tərshĭr', glô`stər–), county (1991 pop. 520,600), 1,025 sq mi (2,655 sq km), W central England. The county seat is Gloucester. this coming season, said: ``I'm going to play cricket in the UK for six months. ``I'm going to take it one season at a time but I have no definite plans long-term.
``Maybe I will take up surfing surfing, sport of gliding toward the shore on a breaking wave. Surfers originally used long, cumbersome wooden boards but now ride lightweight synthetic boards that allow a greater degree of maneuverability. , - it's safer.''