FLINTOFF OPENS DEBATE

Right before the start of the first test between England and South Africa, Former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has started a new debate by saying that even England’s second bunch of players would be better than the South African squad.

The big man told Sky Sports that England has got a great side and even the reserved England players are capable enough to give the South African team a run for their money. Freddie said that he didn’t watch England Vs West Indies matches because he knew they would be one-sided which they actually happened to be.

Flintoff Launches Attack on Atherton

Former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has launched a scathing attack on Mike Atherton, the former captain of the England Cricket Team as well as his former team mate at Lancashire Lightning and he also questioned about the credentials of Atherton as a commentator of international cricket.

Flintoff described the former batsman with expletives at a party thrown by Sky on Thursday, the 21st of June in London. Ironically, Sky employs both the former cricketers as cricket experts.

Flintoff Stands by KP

Former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff is absolutely amazed at the decision of the England and Wales Cricket Board to fine middle order batsman and former skipper Kevin Pietersen because of a tirade on the social networking site Twitter where he criticized former Three Lions opener Nick Knight.

Pietersen had always taken to Twitter to comment on issues that he found irksome and he let people know exactly how he felt when he criticized Nick Knight and raised the question as to how he could become a commentator of Test match cricket on Sky Sports.

FLOWER LOOKING FOR NEW FLINTOFF

According to the England’s cricket coach Andy Flower, England needs a “world class all-rounder" if they want to stay successful and maintain their number one position.

The Zimbabwean said that to stay at the top of the world rankings and fight off challengers from powerhouses’ like Australia and India having a player who can both Bat and bowl at a world class level was essential.

FLINTOFF WAS A GREAT PLAYER

Born on 6th December 1977, in Preston, Lancashire, England Andrew Flintoff has been an integral part of the England team and has given a commendable performance during his captaincy.

He has been rated as one of the top players who have had an all round performance in the game for both Test cricket as well as one day Internationals. He is nicknamed Freddie who comes from Fred Flintstones, the famous cartoon character with whom he shares his surname.

IN DEPTH: FREDDIE FLINTOFF

Formerly a player for Lancashire County Cricket Club and an England Cricket Team bowler, Andrew Flintoff was consistently one of the top cricketers when it comes to ratings.

Flintoff started off his debut in 1998 and became the captain of the team. Many players do not get this opportunity. Andrew Flintoff was always a core member of the English Cricket team and was selected for matches whenever available.

FLINTOFF DRAGGED INTO IPL CONTROVERSY

Lalit Modi might have been sacked as the Chief Commissioner of the highly successful and popular Indian Premier League or the IPL, the first ever franchise based Twenty 20 Cricket league in the world almost 2 seasons back now for financial misdealing, but he has stirred up fresh controversy and has dragged legendary England cricketer Andrew Flintoff into it.

ONE OF THE GREATEST

Andrew Flintoff is, without doubt, England’s most iconic player since the days of Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham.

Not only was he an incredibly skilled player, capable of world class performances with both bat and ball, he was someone with whom the whole country could relate to.

FLINTOFF HAD DEPRESSION

Andrew Flintoff, or Freddie, as he is lovingly known to his fans and colleagues, has always been controversy’s child.

He was also the happy face of English cricket and his swashbuckling ways, on and off the field, were loved by most. He was England’s captain when the team brought home the Ashes trophy in 2005. He was also the captain the following year when the Aussies whitewashed their side 5-0.

Following that, he went into clinical depression and hasn’t faced the media or answered any questions about what happened during that period.

FLINTOFF REVEALS NIGHTMARES

Former England all round cricketer Andy Flintoff has admitted that the 5-0 loss to arch rivals Australia in the Ashes series of 2007 left the morale of the team at an all time low and that period for him personally was one of despair, having suffered from depression for days on end.

Flintoff added that at the time they could not believe what had happened and how they managed to go from winning the series 2-1 at home to being completely decimated in a matter of months.