The Bears all-rounder received his Warwickshire Cap and admits he was rather emotional before play on the second day against Essex at Edgbaston.

“It’s a massive honour,” said Bresnan.

“The history of the club, it’s a club with a similar sort of history to Yorkshire so it’s massive for me.

“I actually did get a little bit emotional about it and at the time I didn’t quite think I deserved it just yet. I suppose there’s a little bit of a back story from the powers at be so happy to accept and happy to play for the Bear.”

The 36-year-old received his White Bear from close friend Ian Bell and former teammate Ian Bell.

The pair have played together with the Bears, England and Perth Scorchers and Bresnan admits he was touched by Belly’s kind words.

“Some kind words from Ian Bell? joked Bresnan. “They’ve been few and far between over the last 16 years I’ve know him.

“It was lovely that Bell was the one to present it to me. Obviously, a Bears legend and someone I respect and admire massively.”