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Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been described as”an outstanding individual” after receiving a knighthood at ex-Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation honours list.
42, strauss, led England into 2 Ashes wins, as well as the number one Exam ranking, in his 50 Tests as captain.
Coach Andy Flower, accountable during Strauss’ period as captain, also paid tribute to his skipper.
“I cannot think of a person more worthy of the honour,” Flower said.
“As a player he was tough and resilient, as a priest that he balanced a company hand and moral compass with a compassion and compassion that meant he was respected and loved in the dressing room by his own players and the team ”
Geoffrey Boycott, Still another former England captain , also received a knighthood.
Strauss scored 7,037 runs in a mean of 40.91 in 100 England Tests and joined the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as England’s director of cricket after his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2012.
He abandoned the role to encourage his wife and proceeded to establish a foundation in her name after her passing in December 2018
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison added:”Andrew was invited to shape the future plan of the men’s global teams – in part to allow an environment which could visit England as live contenders for the World Cup in 2019, a goal they so thrillingly delivered just a few short months ago.
“It was with the same class and courage that he and his family set up the Ruth Strauss Foundation to raise money and consciousness only a couple months after losing Ruth into a rare type of cancer.
“Apart from his achievements on and off the pitch, Andrew is widely considered to be an exceptional person in our match and this amazing accolade will be celebrated around the cricketing world.”
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