5 Overseas cricketers who showed their love towards India in different ways

Former World Cup winner is also part of this list.

India is one of the countries across the globe where cricket is followed by the fans quite religiously. The gentlemen’s game holds the biggest fanbase in the country. The interesting thing is that the people not only like the Indian players but also the overseas players as well. Even, the overseas cricketers also like to travel to India as they get lots of love wherever they go, more than they get in their own country.

Since Indian Premier League  came into the existence, it has given a major boost to a strong bond between the overseas players and the Indian fans. There are many foreign cricketers, who like the culture, tradition, food of India. Many big and high profile players like AB de Villiers, David Warner, Dale Steyn and many more spend a lot of days in India as they play for different franchises in the cash-rich league. This creates an emotional connect with the tradition and culture of the country.

Some players just speak good about a country that has produced some of the gems cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar and many more. Meanwhile, there are some cricketers, who are expressive about it.

So, let’s check out the five overseas players, who showed their love towards India in different ways –

1. Jonty Rhodes

Jonty Rhodes and India Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes and India Rhodes. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Jonty Rhodes, the former South African cricketer has been a regular face in India over the last few years.  Sometimes it is due to his commitments with IPL franchises and sometimes for vacations. He is arguably one of the best fielders in the history of cricket and the only player to win a Man of the Match for his fielding although in a first-class game.

The former player has named his daughter India in order to show his love and respect for the country. Earlier, Rhodes had gone on to say that this country has a proper balance of rich heritage, culture and tradition. And, he expects the same thing for his daughter.

He feels like it is his second home far from South Africa where he gets lots of love from the fans. Recently, he was also seen in Rishikesh and had posted the picture of him bathing in Ganga on his official Instagram handle.


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