Two English cricket greats in Theresa May resignation honors list. The former Prime Minister has given Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss knighthood. The two are renowned personalities in sports both in the national and international level.
Boycott is May’s sports idol, and last year, he compared her Brexit plan with Yorkshire Opener innings.
Boycott has played in 108 Tests between 1964 and 1982, drove 8,114 runs at an average of 47.72. He made history by becoming the first English player to reach 8,000 runs. Boycott’s other records include 151 centuries and over 48,000 runs in all, memorable among them is the 1977 Ashes Test against Australia. Boycott is now 78 years old, but all is fresh in his mind.
Strauss played for Middlesex and England national team. His achievements include 7,037 runs in 100 Tests. He is one of the few England skippers to win Ashes series home and away. He was in England 2005 Ashes-winning squad. Strauss ended his playing career in 2012 having scored over 17,000 runs for Middlesex and England.
After retiring, Strauss spent time as England director of cricket and his effort ended with England winning the World Cup this summer.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said that he is delighted that Sir Andrew Strauss has joined other sports giants and will be knighted for his achievements.
Strauss has worked with ECB as England cricket director, and he helped shape the future strategy of men international teams. In part, he helped England to be the contender of World Cup in 2019 and win the Cup in a few month time.
Harrison summed up by congratulating Sir Geoffrey Boycott for his long career, passion, and dedication in sports.