Ian Botham’s physique earned him the nickname ‘Beefy’.
Despite the unflattering nickname, Botham is regarded as one of England’s greatest all-rounders.
Botham was one of the few cricket players that could score a century and take a 5 wicket haul in the same Test match, a feat that he achieved on 5 occasions. Botham’s most memorable one was against Australia in the third Ashes Test in 1981, when he took 6 wickets and scored 149 runs.
Botham is also known for his ongoing efforts in raising money for leukaemia research through his long-distance walks. Botham received his knighthood in 2007 from the Queen for his services to sport and charity.