Legend, motivational – just a few of the words used to characterize Sir Ian Botham.
Botham believed 5,200 runs in 102 Tests and ripped 383 wickets but his own personality and swagger proved equally uplifting, epitomised by his heroics at the 1981 Ashes at Headingley.
That show spawned a generation of cricketers who wanted to be like’Beefy’, including Dominic Cork, so we delivered him to monitor more former cricketers who attempted to step into the sneakers of Botham and requested them.
Click the video over to see donations from Craig White, Chris Lewis, Phillip DeFreitas, Derek Pringle and also England’s man-of-the-summer Ben Stokes, who produced a Headingley miracle of his very own!
Topics discussed within the video contain….
– The way the transition was managed by players from watching Botham because their hero to getting his team-mate – and even his room-mate!
– The problems of dealing with being in comparison with Beefy and being judged by his own standards
– the way that Stokes contrasts with ball and bat, and also Why we are unlikely to see the other all-rounder from the mold of Botham
See the fifth and final Ashes Test live on Sky Sports The Ashes and follow over-by-over comment, together with in-play video clips, on skysports.com along with the Sky Sports App.
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