Sir Ian Terence Botham (born 24 November 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire) is a former English cricketer who is considered one of greatest all-rounders of all time. During his 15-year Test career he scored 5200 runs at 33.54, and took 383 wickets at an average of 28.40.
Botham's most famous performance came in the 1981 Ashes. Australia led 1-0 after the first two Tests and England were forced to follow-on in the third, but Botham scored 149 not out which turned the Test and the series, England went onto win 3-1.
After retiring from playing he has worked as a television commentator and has participated in a number of charity long-distance walks raising more than £10 million for Leukemia Research. He was knighted in 2007.