Thanks to the Indian Premier League, cricketers from across the globe are working closely with Indian franchises – an experience not only for the youngsters to cherish, but something which has also given stalwarts of the game plenty of opportunities to explore the Indian culture.
Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who has been an intergral part of the Mumbai Indians coaching staff, was so impressed with his stay, that he named his daughter India.
Jonty, regarded as the finest fielder to have played cricket, took to Twitter where he posted an adorable photograph of his daughter with a message that read, “Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth.”
Soon, special wishes for “India” started pouring in from all over. Amidst this, even PM Modi thought of wishing his daughter on Twitter; this must have been the most precious wish for the angel. In a surprise move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to his tweet saying, “Happy birthday to India, from India.
The cricketer soon acknowledged the tweet and replied, “Thank u @narendramodi ji; baby India really has been blessed in the land of her birth, by so many amazing people #makeinindia.
“His tweet read, “@narendramodi Thank u @narendramodi ji; baby India really has been blessed in the land of her birth, by so many amazing people #makeinindia”