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Jonty Rhodes Shuts Down Troll Criticizing Him For Not Sharing Food With Taxi Driver
By CricShots - Nov 24, 2023 11:29 am
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Former South African cricket legend Jonty Rhodes recently embarked on a culinary adventure in the vibrant city of Bengaluru, India. Guided by the recommendations of a local taxi driver, Rhodes savored the flavors of Mangalore bun and Mysore masala dosa, two iconic dishes that epitomize the city’s rich culinary heritage.

Jonty Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes

Rhodes’ appreciation for the local cuisine was evident in his X (formerly Twitter) post, where he expressed gratitude for the taxi driver’s suggestion and his own willingness to step out of his comfort zone and explore new tastes. His genuine enthusiasm resonated with many, who praised his open-mindedness and willingness to immerse himself in the local culture.

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However, one Twitter user took offense at Rhodes’ solo dining experience, mistakenly assuming that the person seated opposite him was the taxi driver. The user criticized Rhodes for not inviting the driver to join him and instead, opting to eat alone. Undeterred by the unfounded criticism, Jonty Rhodes clarified the situation, explaining that the person in front of him was not the taxi driver and that the driver had not eaten with him but had merely recommended the food.


Rhodes’ response garnered overwhelming support from fellow Twitter users, who urged him to disregard such negative comments and commended him for his positive attitude and genuine interest in experiencing Indian culture.

“Dear @JontyRhodes8 like any other country, India has a lot of amazing people and also a lot of idiots on Twitter. Don’t let them bother you,” one user wrote. “Sometimes it’s good to shut people up who are looking for their two seconds of fame,” another user commented.

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“Dear @JontyRhodes8, Indians admire you, have always done so. There are always some idiots talking rubbish whom you can royally ignore,” a third user added.

Rhodes’ culinary adventure in Bengaluru extended beyond the initial recommendations. He ventured into the iconic Murugan Cafe, where he indulged in a delightful cup of tea and coffee, prepared with expertise by the cafe’s skilled staff. His appreciation for the city’s culinary offerings continued to grow, reflecting his open-minded approach and willingness to embrace new experiences.


Bengaluru is not the first Indian city that Rhodes has explored with such enthusiasm. Last month, he ventured into Goa, where he embarked on a motorcycle ride through the state’s southern region. In a 2021 interview with Hindustan Times, Rhodes expressed how his travels throughout India had not only enriched his culinary palate but also deepened his spiritual understanding.

Rhodes’ willingness to embrace different cultures and immerse himself in local experiences serves as an inspiration to many. His positive outlook and genuine interest in exploring new horizons remind us that stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing the unfamiliar can lead to enriching and fulfilling experiences.