Responding to a post from a well-wisher, Boycott said he was "resting," with his daughter typing the replies on his behalf. Boycott played 108 tests for England between 1964 and 1982, scoring 8,114 runs — often slowly — at an impressive average of 47.72. He hit 22 test centuries and 42 half-centuries. His highest test score was 246 not out off 555 balls against India in 1967.
Playing for Yorkshire and England, Boycott was renowned for his defensive play — and ability to frustrate opposition bowlers — but more recently has become known for his punditry on television and radio.