Jonty Rhodes expresses his love for India, shares video of Indian patients playing cricket in a quarantine centre
Jonty Rhodes named his daughter 'India' to show his love for the country.
Updated - Jun 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Jonty Rhodes has a great love for India as a country. He never steps back from expressing his love for India. In his recent Twitter post, he once again showed everyone why he loves India so much.
The former South African cricketer spends a lot of time every year in India. He has been involved on adventurous tours across the country. He had visited India way back in 1993 for the first time. After, Rhodes’ love affair with the country began and hasn’t stopped visiting India ever since then. In 2003, he retired from international cricket and his visits to the sub-continent kept increasing.
For the longest part of his after retirement career, Rhodes served as the fielding coach of the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL. During his time in the IPL, Rhodes has often been seen touring various parts of the country. He, in fact, named his daughter ‘India’ as a tribute to the place which he calls his ‘second home’.
In 2018, he left the fielding coach role at the Mumbai Indians but he was once again signed for the position by another IPL team. He was going to be the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab for the IPL 2020. Rhodes is one of the few overseas cricketers who has a fan following in India.
Jonty Rhodes has time and again expressed his fondness for India
A few days back, there was a video which surfaced on social media. In this video, some Indian patients were seen playing cricket in a quarantine centre. The video depicted the love for cricket amongst Indians. In the video, some patients had taken a corner of the quarantine centre and playing cricket.
Many other patients were enjoying their time watching the live action. Jonty shared this video from his official Twitter handle. He described that the love for cricket in him and the Indians connect with each other quite well. “People ask me often; “what is it about India that I love so much” Need I say any more?” he wrote in the caption.
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) June 10, 2020
Jonty had also applied for the post of fielding coach for the Indian national team. However, the BCCI didn’t part ways with R Sridhar and reappointed him by giving offering another contract.