As one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders, Ian scored more than 5,000 runs in 102 Test matches and took 383 wickets.
The 1981 Ashes series is now famously remembered as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ after his outstanding performances, particularly at Headingley.
He retired from international cricket in 1992 and became a cricket analyst.
He also does a great deal of charity work, including sponsored endurance walks, such as from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
He is a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy and in November 2013 walked across Sri Lanka to raise funds for the charity.
He says making the top ten in the 2004 Alfred Dunhill Links with Ian Woosnam was one of his best golfing moments.