India in India! Confused? Find out what it is all about; hint is cricket star Jonty Rhodes

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New Delhi | Published: January 15, 2018 10:28:00 PM

His love for our country can be guessed from the fact that he has even named his daughter, his firstborn child with wife Melanie, as India Rhodes.

India Rhodes is in India. (Jonty Rhodes/Twitter)

Legendary South African Jonty Rhodes is in India these days. The cricketing great, who made fielding into an art form is currently working for the Indian Premier League (IPL) defending champions Mumbai Indians and often visits the subcontinent with his family. Whenever he does, he never fails to take his family along on trips, exploring India’s monuments, culture, lifestyle and food. His love for our country can be guessed from the fact that he has even named his daughter, his firstborn child with wife Melanie, as India Rhodes. Rhodes consistently post pictures of India on Twitter and he did the same recently. Rhodes took to Twitter and posted a picture of India playing with water and there is a cow beside her. He captioned the picture as, “India Rhodes may be a Mumbaikar; but she is equally at home in the countryside #uttarakhand #ganga.”

Earlier, last year in April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished Jonty Rhodes’ daughter on her second birthday. Rhodes’ daughter was born in April 2015. PM Modi said,”Happy birthday to India, from India.” To this Rhodes has replied,”Thank u @narendramodi ji; baby India really has been blessed in the land of her birth, by so many amazing people #makeinindia.”

In 2015, Rhodes had said he appreciated that India has a rich mix of culture, heritage and tradition and that’s why he was naming his daughter ‘India’.

“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,” Rhodes had said.

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