Johannesburg: Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham was reportedly left embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page.
The explicit picture, accompanied by a suggestive message, was quickly removed and Botham claimed that his account, @BeefyBotham, which has over 3,10,000 followers had been hacked.
Former Welsh footballer Robbie Savage alerted Botham to the image by tweeting `mate think you been hacked`, Sport24 reported.
Botham replied to Savage`s tweet with his own tweet that read `yes mate just changed my password!!! There`s some idiots out there!!`
The former England captain, one of his country`s greatest ever players, jokingly thanked the person responsible for posting the picture. He tweeted that he would like to thank the hacker, as he just got 500 hits in 20 minutes, then added make that 700 in 25 minutes to his tweet, the report added.