A fielding prodigy and former South Africa cricketer, Jonty Rhodes has become father of a baby girl. It happened when his wife delivered the baby at a hospital in Santacruz, Mumbai .
Jonty is presently the fielding coach of the Mukesh Ambani-owned IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. According to reports, the couple have zeroed in on a name for the baby called India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes. Reports further state that it is a water baby. The couple were bracing for a water birth for sometime.
Water births are not very popular in India but recommended by doctors around the world because it is less painful and easy to conceive for a mother. ” Water birth is very beneficial options for a woman and her baby. It creates a cool and tranquil atmosphere and allows the freedom of movement and pain release,” said Dr Avasthi, from the Surya Mother and Child Care hospital, in a newspaper report.