After naming his daughter ‘India’, Jonty Rhodes now performs puja for her at temple

Former South African cricketer and unarguably the greatest ever fielder Jonty Rhodes does love India. The cricketer, who gets to spend a couple of months every year in the country due to his Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments with the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise, admires India and its culture so much so that he even named his daughter India who was born in the country during IPL 2015.

And now, keeping up with his love for the great nation, the MI fielding coach recently took his entire family to a temple in Mumbai and got a puja performed for his daughter. The Rhodes family, including Jonty, his wife and daughter India Jeanne took part in the rituals at Pejawar Mutt in Santacruz, Mumbai.

Performing Puja for baby India

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In the above picture shared by Rhodes from his official Instagram account, the family can be seen donning traditional Indian attire while being surrounded by the priests. Only a week back, Rhodes had visited a temple in Tamil Nadu along with his family and posted the pictures of same on his Instagram account.

Blessed to be in India; Annamalaiya Temple in Tamil Nadu #landofherbirth

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Rhodes’ side MI, who are the defending champions, are currently placed at the third position in the IPL 9 points table.