A genuine all round player who debut for England in 1977 and made many records until he retired himself from international cricket in 1992.
One incident that comes to my mind about him is where a match was taking place between India and England in 2007, a TV reporter of a news channel was interviewing an old lady near the ground where the match was scheduled. The reporter asked the lady about "Who is your favorite player to look out for in today's match". The lady firmly replied Ian Botham. This confused the reporter, but it reiterates the popularity of Ian Botham even 15 years after his retirement.