British king or queen honour a man for his achievements or service to his country with the title of knighthood. Being awarded this prestigious title is every person’s dream but few get the chance every year to get an appreciation for their outstanding work. After being knighted, the person can put ‘Sir’ in front of his name instead of ‘Mr.’
There is a large list of British and non-British cricketers who have been recognised for their incredible services to the game and were adjudged simultaneously with knighthood title.
Here, we have named five famous cricketers who have been knighted for their outstanding contribution.
Sir Vivian Richards:
There is no doubt about the legendary batsman’s distinguished contribution to the game of cricket. Sir Vivian Richards took the West Indies cricket to new heights with his bat. He sometimes served as the one-man army, taking the team out from losing the situation and getting them across the line.
Overall, Richards scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches at an average of 50.23, including 24 centuries. As a captain, he won 27 of 50 Test matches and lost only 8. He also scored nearly 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals and more than 36,000 in first-class cricket. Knighted for his contributions to cricket, today Richards is an occasional cricket commentator and team mentor.