My Sporting Heroes: His 50 Greatest from Britain and Ireland
by Ian Botham
In "My Sporting Heroes", one of the country's great sportsmen, Sir Ian Botham, draws up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. ... Show synopsis In "My Sporting Heroes", one of the country's great sportsmen, Sir Ian Botham, draws up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. Botham singles out the ten qualities he believes are the basic elements in any true sportsperson - bravery, passion, composure, determination, skill, leadership, instinct, dedication, humour and compassion - then highlights the sportsmen and women who he believes best demonstrate each quality, backing up his selection with personal anecdotes of his time spent with them or watching them in action. Covering a wide variety of sports and discussing admired athletes of both the past and present, from Ian Woosnam, Paul Gascoigne and Jonathan Davies to Joe Calzaghe, Lewis Hamilton and Andy Murray, "My Sporting Heroes" is a lively celebration of exactly what makes a true sporting legend - from someone who knows a thing or two about it.