MUMBAI: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes and wife Melanie have been blessed with a baby girl on Thursday afternoon and the couple has named the new born ‘India Jeanne’.

Melanie delivered the baby at Surya Mother and Child Care Hospital in Santacruz on Thursday and the Mumbai Indians fielding coach took to Twitter to share his joy. 

“@mipaltan good luck tonight from baby Rhodes!! India Jeanne Rhodes born 3:29pm weighing 3.7kg! Mum and baby perfect #ApunKaSuperstars,” expressed the loving father.

Amid the IPL season at its peak, Jonty Rhodes hopes that ‘India’, a natural water baby brings some luck to his struggling Mumbai Indian Team.

The couple has been preparing for the water baby for last three months, sources inform. 

The concept of ‘water baby’ is highly recommendable in The United Kingdom (UK) and The United States of America (USA) as it creates a natural habitat for the baby and is less painful for the mother.