Former England Captain, Andrew Strauss has added another feather in his cap as he received Knighthood and now he will be addressed as ‘Sir Andrew Strauss’. The felicitation ceremony took place at the Royal Buckingham Palace in London. Prince William conferred Andrew Strauss with the knighthood. Strauss was nominated by the Ex- British Prime Minister, Theresa May in her resignation honours list.
Strauss had a wonderful international career to reflect on till date. He represented England in 100 Tests and scored 7037 runs with an average of 40.91. He played a total of 127 ODIs for England and scored 4205 runs at an average of 35.63. His T20 career was limited to just four games wherein he scored 73 runs with an average of 18.25.
Andrew Strauss Praises Ben Stokes
Andrew Strauss stepped into management and was appointed as the Managing Director of the England Cricket Board (ECB) in 2015. Many consider him to be one of the prime reasons behind England’s triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Reflecting on the success, Strauss said, “That World Cup victory on home soil did everything we hoped it might, it reached a broader section of the public, and the way that game panned out. The heroes that were forged off the back of it, I’m thinking Ben Stokes and the massive transformation he’s had, it’s extraordinary to see that.”
England won its maiden ODI World Cup last year on home soil in the most dramatic manner. They beat New Zealand by virtue of hitting more boundaries after the match and the Super Over ended in a tie. Ben Stokes received the Man of the Match award for his valiant knock in the final. Since then, Stokes has put up some brilliant performances to date.