Legendary golfer, Gary Player sent a heartfelt video message for Prime Minister Imran Khan where he called him one of his heroes and compared him with South Africa’s revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela.
Player said that he has been following his leadership and wished that he had the words of William Shakespeare or Winston Churchill to give him the credit he deserved.
“You are one of my heroes as Nelson Mandela was,” said Player, who is considered to be one of the best golfers of all time. “I used to cry every time I saw him [Mandela] because of his great forgiveness.”
The former South African golfer extended his best wishes for Pakistan’s Premier and said he is proud of what he is doing in his region.
“May ALLAH be with you all the time and God bless you my friend,” he said. “I know you have many challenges and you need at least two years, I would imagine, to send your message across, but until then ALLAH-O-AKBAR.”
Player, during his glorious career, has won nine major championships on the regular tour and nine major championships on the Champions Tour. At the age of 29, he was the youngest Career Grand Slam winning player of his era, though later Jack Nicklaus (26) and Tiger Woods (24) broke his record.