Ian Botham knighted

Ian Botham became Sir Ian Botham today after he was honoured with the knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Botham was honoured for his services to cricket as a brilliant all-rounder that represented England in 102 Tests and 116 ODIs and more importantly his post-career services to charity, in particular raising over 10 million pounds for leukaemia research.

“I’m delighted and very honoured, not just for myself but also the people who have helped me get there,” Botham told the BBC.

“There’ll be a very good party. It will be a very proud moment for me to go to Buckingham Palace again.”

Botham joins an exclusive list of famous cricketers to be knighted such as Don Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Viv Richards and Richard Hadlee.

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