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Dr. Sonal Saste (right) with Jonty Rhodes (left) & wife Melanie Jeanee who delivered a baby girl at 'Surya Mother & Child Care' Hospital in Mumbai, India.

Jonty Rhodes, the former South African cricketer and the present fielding coach of Mumbai Indians became a father last Thursday after his wife, Melanie gave birth to a baby girl. He and his wife have decided to name their daughter ‘India’, while the full name of the baby is going to be India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes. READ: Jonty Rhodes blessed with baby girl; names her ‘India’

Talking to Mid-day during a practice session of Mumbai Indians, he said. “I have spent a lot of time here [in India]. 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. With the name like India, she will have the best of both worlds and that sort of balance.” READ: Why Jonty Rhodes named his daughter ‘India’