2016 T20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite names his daughter 'Eden' inspired by stadium in Kolkata

Brathwaite smashed 34 off 10 balls including four sixes and a boundary to seal the World Cup for his team.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 09 February 2022 01:23 PM


West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite welcomed a baby girl on 6 February. But what caught the eyes of fans was the name he chose for his daughter. From the 'Thor' (Chris Hemsworth) to South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes, there have been so many instances when foreign celebrities have chosen to name their child after India, or something related to India. Carlos Brathwaite joined these celebrities as he names his daughter 'Eden' after the cricket ground Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Brathwaite has named his daughter 'Eden Rose Brathwaite'. In addition, the West Indian cricketer also made the reference to the same- "REMEMBER THE NAME"- a phrase which commentator Ian Bishop immortalised while describing Braithwate's heroics which helped West Indies beat England in the final of the T20 World Cup in 2016.

"REMEMBER THE NAME Eden Rose Brathwaite D.O.B 2/6/22. You were worth the wait you gorgeous little girl. Daddy promises to love you with all his heart. Thank you @jessipurple246. You are strong, you are resilient, and I know you’ll be an amazing mother. Love you both x," wrote Braithwaite in the caption of the post.

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The West Indies all-rounder shares a special connection with the venue as he produced one of his best knocks there. Brathwaite smashed 34 off 10 balls including four sixes and a boundary to seal the World Cup for his team. But the most memorable moment was his four sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over. Braithwaite sent the ball into the night sky four times on four consecutive deliveries to win the second T20 World Cup for the West Indies.

Which other cricketers have named their child after India?

South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes has named his daughter India Jeanne Rhodes. The cricketer also revealed the reason behind the name. He said that this inspiration came from India’s rich mix of culture, heritage, and tradition. Finding India to be very spiritual and forward-thinking, Jonty has been a regular visitor to India.

Apart from Rhodes, AB de Villiers, who gets immense love in India had revealed that he wished to name his third child Taj after the monument Taj Mahal. Notably. de Villiers had proposed to his then-girlfriend in front of the monument in Agra. Australian cricketer David Warner's youngest daughter's name is also 'Indie'.


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