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    Sir Imran Khan?? Why not??

    He is on par with Sir Hadlee and, is the all time best Pakistani player.

    Why doesn't he have the prefix of "Sir".
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    I don't give a toss if England bestows him with the honor of Sir or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus0723 View Post
    He is on par with Sir Hadlee and, is the all time best Pakistani player.

    Why doesn't he have the prefix of "Sir".
    Because Knighthood is something bestowed by the Queen of England and that in present age nobody really care about it outside England and her territories.

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    Pretty sure Pakistanis can only get honourary knighthoods due to Pakistan being a republic.

    I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Because Knighthood is something bestowed by the Queen of England and that in present age nobody really care about it outside England and her territories.
    The irony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus0723 View Post
    He is on par with Sir Hadlee and, is the all time best Pakistani player.

    Why doesn't he have the prefix of "Sir".
    The Queen is the notional head of state for Australia and New Zealand but no more for India or Pakistan. Thats why citizens of these countries are never knighted anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    The Queen is the notional head of state for Australia and New Zealand but no more for India or Pakistan. Thats why citizens of these countries are never knighted anymore.
    I think West Indies too.

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    Actually I would be offended if any Indian ever chose to identify with the title that was given to the butcher of Jalianwala Bagh Michael O'Dwyer .

    I am sorry if it hurts anyone but I feel very very strongly about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    I think West Indies too.
    West Indies is not a country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Actually I would be offended if any Indian ever chose to identify with the title that was given to the butcher of Jalianwala Bagh Michael O'Dwyer .
    I'm not massively bothered whether any Indian desires a knighthood or not, but the fact that one was given to someone who didn't deserve it decades or centuries ago should never, ever impact on whether someone wants one or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Actually I would be offended if any Indian ever chose to identify with the title that was given to the butcher of Jalianwala Bagh Michael O'Dwyer .
    Yes or Frank Worrell or Garry Sobers or Jack Hobbs or Donald Bradman or Isaac Newton or Winston Churchill. What a terrible honour to be associated with.

    I'm sorry but it's already clear that this thread is doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Yes or Frank Worrell or Garry Sobers or Jack Hobbs or Donald Bradman or Isaac Newton or Winston Churchill. What a terrible honour to be associated with.

    I'm sorry but it's already clear that this thread is doomed.
    As anything is when people tend to start getting emotional about nationalities, their own or those of others.

    Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Yes or Frank Worrell or Garry Sobers or Jack Hobbs or Donald Bradman or Isaac Newton or Winston Churchill. What a terrible honour to be associated with.

    I'm sorry but it's already clear that this thread is doomed.
    You missed an important part of my post :-

    " if any Indian ever chose to identify with the title" .

    Also I don't have much respect for the Politician Winston Churchil, I will resist from making any other comment on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    As anything is when people tend to start getting emotional about nationalities, their own or those of others. .

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    If anyone deserves a knighthood for cricket it should be Richie Benaud IMO, but AFAIK Australian's don't really get them anymore.
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