England’s Test captain Alastair Cook has probably been living his best days. He first surpassed 10,000-run mark in Tests and also became the youngest player to do so. And now, he has been honoured with the CBE award during the third match of the series against Sri Lanka at the iconic stadium of Lord’s. Also Read: MS Dhoni or Brendon McCullum — who is the greatest wicket-keeper batsman in last decade

Apart from Cook, there is another cricketer from English camp who has been very consistent with the ball and has been one of their best bowlers throughout the year. He is none other than their bowling spearhead Stuart Broad, who recently took the top position in ICC Test bowlers ranking and now he has been honoured with the MBE award.

Currently, Broad is holding the third position in ICC Test bowler rankings and the top position is being held by his teammate James Anderson. Both Cook and Broad got honoured on Queen’s Birthday in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Cook was honoured with CBE award which means Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, while Broad got MBE — Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Also Read: When Sachin Tendulkar’s bat weight was reduced to 100-300 gms by his bat-maker