Cook, Shearer honoured on Queen Elizabeth’s birthday

, 3:51 PM IST

Johannesburg : Legendary England footballer Alan Shearer and country’s cricket team skipper Alastair Cook have been made Commanders of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday honours list.

Shearer, who is currently an acclaimed pundit with the BBC, received the honour for his charitable services to the community in North East England.

Meanwhile, Cook has been named a CBE for his contribution to cricket. He became the youngest player and first England batsman to reach 10,000-run landmark.

Reflecting on the same, the England opener said that he felt extremely proud to receive such kind of honour, Sport24 reported.

Cook was earlier honoured with Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his brilliant performance in his side’s Ashes victory over Australia in 2010-11 while Shearer received Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001. (ANI)