The England Test side doesn’t really feel right without Alastair Cook. “Chef” became adored across the land for his batting prowess, shattering just about every record he could find, and, in his later years, volunteering as tribute to throw his wicket away before the rest of the England lads. In all seriousness, Cook will be remembered as maybe the finest batsman to walk to the crease for England, and it emerged Tuesday that the opener will receive a knighthood for his services to cricket. He will become the first player to be knighted for over a decade. Here are the most famous cricketers to have received the title of “Sir”.

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