Ian Botham Twitter Hack: SIR Ian Botham claimed on Twitter this morning that his account had been hacked after a vulgar image of a penis emerged on his timeline earlier in the day.
According to the cricket legend, he did not post the photo, which depicts an obviously nude man lying on what seems to be a bed with his face cut out of the picture.
“What are you thinking….xx” was the caption for the obscene photograph.
Sir Ian, 58, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the stunt, writing: “not very funny whomever did it…!!”
David Ian Terence Botham, Baron Botham, Kt, OBE, is a former English cricketer who is currently the chairman of Durham County Cricket Club. He is a cricket pundit, a member of the House of Lords, and a member of the England cricket team.
He was hailed as one of the finest all-rounders in the history of the game, and he represented England in both Test and One-Day International cricket over a period of more than a decade. He spent the majority of his first-class cricket career with Somerset, although he also played for Worcestershire, Durham, and Queensland at various points.
He was a fearless right-handed batsman who, as a right-arm fast-medium bowler, was renowned for his swing bowling. He was born in the United Kingdom. He typically fielded near to the wicket, with most of his time spent in the slips. Botham made 14 hundred in Test cricket, with his highest score being 208. From 1986 to 1988, he held the world record for the most Test wickets, a record that was eventually surpassed by fellow all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee in 1989.
He collected five wickets in an innings 27 times and a match-high ten wickets four times in his career. A match-winning performance of 100 runs and ten wickets in the same match made him only the second player in Test history to accomplish the “match double.” The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) selected him to the country’s best Test XI in August 2018 to mark the country’s 1000th Test.
Botham has been involved in a number of controversies, including a highly publicized court case involving rival all-rounder Imran Khan and an ongoing dispute with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Botham has also been involved in a number of high-profile court cases, including a highly publicized court case involving rival all-rounder Imran Khan and an ongoing dispute with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). This series of events, along with his on-field performance, has garnered widespread media coverage, particularly in the tabloid press.
Botham has taken use of his celebrity to raise funds for pediatric leukemia research. Because of his work, Bloodwise, the organization for which he is now president, has received millions of pounds. On August 8, 2009, he was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, it was announced that Botham will be promoted to the House of Lords and would serve as a crossbench lord in the House of Lords.
Outside of cricket, Botham enjoys a broad variety of other sports activities. When he was in school, he was a gifted player who was forced to pick between cricket and football as a profession. He chose cricket over football, but he did play professional football for a few seasons with Scunthorpe United, where he made eleven appearances in the Football League before becoming the club’s president the following year. He is an avid golfer, and he also enjoys angling and shooting as recreational activities. He has received both a knighthood and a life peerage in recognition of his achievements.