The man who could do it all!
Ian Terence Botham, arguably England's most
famous cricketer and one of the great all-rounders the game has seen, was born
on 24 November 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire. While a controversial player both on
and off the field at times, Botham also held a number of Test cricket records,
and still holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken by an
England bowler (383).
He has 14 Test centuries to his name; and also took
145 wickets and scored 2113 runs in ODIs.
In March 1980, Botham played for
Scunthorpe United, where he played as a centre half and made 11 appearances in
the Football League.
Botham was part of the trio of Sir Viv Richards and Joel
Garner, who were central to Somerset's golden age in the early 1980s. Botham,
who is now a TV commentator with Sky, was knighted in 2007.
One of the main
highlights of his Test career was the 1981 Ashes Tour, which was known as
Botham's Ashes for his stellar show.
He is also a conscientious fundraiser for
charitable causes, undertaking long-distance charity walks and doing untold
work for leukemia research.
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