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Thirty four year old cricketing legend Andrew Flintoff is a world renowned all rounder and an iconic English cricketer. The six foot four man, was a sensation with both bat and ball often compared to cricketing star Ian Botham and remains one of the best all rounder’s to play the game and had it not been for a run of bad injuries, would surely be rated as one of the greatest cricketers to ever play the game. The Right hander who played for Lancashire as well as a brief spell at Indian Premier league side Chennai Super Kings scored just short of 4,000 runs in his seventy nine test taking two hundred and twenty six wickets in the same amount of games.
The player often had a peak and trough of form, once even causing him to break down in tears following a string of disappointing batting performances. The Preston born man often referred to as ‘Freddie’ won the sports personality of the year award in 2005 after playing an important role in the Ashes series that year which many regard to be the best test series ever played. Flintoff was also well known for his antics off the field and most famously for his drunken antics in St Lucia during an England world cup campaign, which saw Flintoff injure himself attempting to climb aboard a Pedalo late at night. Flintoff believes this to be the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him.
Flintoff spoke briefly after Kevin Pietersen’s decision to retire from international ODI and twenty 20 formats , suggesting that this could well be a good decision for prolonging his test career and improving his batting, which Flintoff often struggled with adjusting from attacking to a more defensive mind set. Flintoff also feel that England are well equipped to deal with his departure as there is a wealth of English talent waiting for a call up.