Sir Ian Botham

Affectionately known as "Beefy", Sir Ian Botham remains to this day one of English cricket's greatest ever all-rounders. In a Test career spanning 15 years, Botham played 102 matches, taking 383 wickets and scoring 5,200 runs. A genius with both the bat and the ball, Botham was a legendary figure among a talented English team in the 1980s. He could both drive and hook the ball with tremendous power and his exceptionally safe pair of hands in the slips allowed him some 120 catches during his Test career. In 2007, Botham was appointed a Knight Bachelor as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for services not just to cricket but for his sustained efforts in raising money for Leukaemia research. Truly, Beefy is legend of English sport.

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