PM Narendra Modi wishes Jonty Rhodes’ daughter India on her second birthday
Jonty named his daughter India after he fell in love with the country.
Updated - Apr 24, 2017 2:39 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arguably India’s most active politician till date, with his account on the micro-blogging platform Twitter. The PM of India has over 29.3 million followers on Twitter, a feat which is rarely seen for an Indian politician.
Modi has used the platform to the fullest potential not missing a single chance to post or respond to matters on Twitter. He did not let go of the opportunity to post a birthday message for South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes’ daughter ‘India’.
Rhodes named his daughter India after the South African had fallen in love with the country during his stint with the Mumbai Indians as the fielding coach and accepted the nation as his new home.
Jonty had posted an image of with his daughter on her birthday and captioned it- “Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth”
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) April 23, 2017
PM Modi quoted the former Protea cricketer’s tweet and wished young India stating – “Happy birthday to India, from India. :)”
Happy birthday to India, from India. 🙂 https://t.co/DbOZFEKLe9
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 23, 2017
The South Africa, earlier in 2015 had revealed why his daughter was named after the country.
“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.Best of both worlds
“With the name like India, she will have the best of both worlds and that sort of balance,” an excited Rhodes said.
“What we really like about India is that everyday we discover something new about this country. As people, we like discovering things about yourself and that’s hopefully what she (the baby) will also discover,” added Rhodes.
He is not the first cricketer to name his child ‘India’, with former New Zealand pacer Dion Nash had named his daughter India. Jonty Rhodes said that the name was more of an association of the Indian culture and the traditional diversities rather than the country itself.