Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has his own witty ways of expressing himself. More often than not, it wins hearts. Sehwag also happens to be the only Indian cricketer to have scored two triple centuries. Former South African legend Jacques Kallis turned 42 on October 16 and was heaped with praises and wishes from all corners of the sporting world. But it seems Virender Sehwag had the most unusual way of wishing the legend. Sehwag, in his tweet, showed a lot of respect for the South African all-rounder. He wrote, “Happy birthday
@.jacqueskallis75 , one of the greatest ever cricketers to have graced the game. #JhakaasJacques“.
The word ‘jhakaas’ is a very Indian word which means splendid. Sehwag using the word for Jacques Kallis just goes on to show the respect he has for the South African.
Here is the tweet that is winning hearts.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 16, 2017
Virender Sehwag played against Kallis ever since his early days in international cricket. The two cricketers have played against each other on many occasions. They also faced each other during the IPL.
Born in Cape Town, Kallis played 166 Tests and 328 ODIs. He scored 13289 and 11579 runs in the respective formats. He also picked wickets, 292 wickets in Tests and 273 wickets in ODIs.
— Laureus SA (@Laureus_sa) October 16, 2017
There were others too from the cricketing fraternity who wished the legend on turning 42. The noble cricketer also started a foundation called Jacques Kallis Foundation in 2005. Kallis has truly been a global cricketing icon, someone who has served as an ambassador for the game and has inspired many youngsters to take up to the sport.
Kallis was also a part of the KKR franchise in IPL but currently is a part of the supporting staff for the franchise.