Geoffrey Boycott has gone onto the front foot and hit out in a forward defensive attempt to drive away criticism of his forthcoming knighthood. Domestic abuse charities say that Theresa May recognising him in her resignation honours list fails to remember his conviction for hitting out for the only other time in his life, at his then girlfriend, Margaret Moore.
Although there are hours and hours and hours and hours of test match footage of Boycott not hitting out, there were reports in 1998 of a majestic hook shot that ended up in a French courtroom. However, he has always vehemently denied ever hitting out, other than in his role on Test Match Special where is well-known for hitting out at anyone who hits out, usually with a stick of rhubarb.
Hat tip Gerontius