Mumbai: Jonty Rhodes seems to have a strong connection with India. The South African cricketer named his daughter ‘India Jeanne Rhodes’ and on the day of the IPL 2017 final the Rhodes family welcomed a baby boy at the Surya Child Care Hospital in Santacruz, Mumbai.
The Mumbai Indians fielding coach broke the news on Twitter a week back, and on Sunday took to the social media platform again to post a picture with his son — Nathan Jon. The post immediately was a hit, garnering more than 1.5K ‘likes’ on Twitter and more than 200 ‘retweets’. Twitteratis, mostly from India, congratulated the cricketer with a few even requesting for a name change.
In the picture, Rhodes is seen cradling his son in his arms with a caption: 1 week ago @mipaltan won IPL10; and Nathan Jon chose me to be his dad #fatherson #makeinindia #2kids2cups.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) May 28, 2017
Twitter quickly went into meltdown as wishes poured in while some provided an alternative name for Nathan Jon.
was also born at a hospital in Mumbai two years ago during the IPL 8 season.
The South African was with the Mumbai Indians for the IPL 10 final in Hyderabad when his son was born.
Rhodes’ wife gave birth to the baby, weighing around 3.7 kg, on Sunday evening, without any complication through water delivery, Dr Amit Dhurandar of Surya Hospital in suburban Santacruz had said.
— Ashish Katiyar (@AshishKatiyar17) May 28, 2017
— Ali MG (@aliasgarmg) May 28, 2017