Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Hill said: “It’s fantastic the way he calls out to all the young kids.
“He’s going to ignite a whole army of Hamilton wannabe-emulaters.
“He deserves his knighthood. He always has been an exceptional talent but it’s incredible what he’s achieved this year.
“It’s not been a good year for most of us on the planet but it’s been a pretty good year for Lewis.”