Former South Africa cricketer and current Mumbai Indians fielding coach Jonty Rhodes and wife Melanie have named their new born baby girl India. The couple were blessed with a baby daughter on Thursday. The couple named the baby India Jeanne Rhodes.
Speaking to mid-day after a Mumbai Indians training session at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Rhodes (45) explained why he chose to name his daughter India.
“I have spent a lot of time here. What I love about India is that it’s a rich mix of culture, heritage and tradition. It is a very spiritual country, very forward-thinking nation. I really like that combination. You have to have a good balance of life.
“With the name like India, she will have the best of both worlds and that sort of balance,” an excited Rhodes said, before he took off on his Royal Enfield Bullet bike.
As per NDTV reports, Rhodes said his wife had no issues with naming their daughter after a country. “She really enjoys coming to India. She’s learnt yoga. She loves the fact that you can go from mountains to oceans… there is a lot of diversity (in India). So, we weren’t really concerned (about naming her India),” said Rhodes. However, he is not the first player to name his child after a country.
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