The Big Bash league recently saw a lot of laughter from the spectators and the commentators as Andrew Flintoff went on to sing a record hit song “In the Ghetto” by Elvis Presley while fielding in the Big Bash after being requested to do it by English commentator, David Lloyd.
In the list of the greatest all-rounders ever produced by England, Andrew Flintoff ranks just behind Sir Ian Botham as one of the greatest all-rounders, which a look at his career also proves.
Turning 39 recently, Flintoff has remained a public spectacle due to a flourishing TV career after he ended his cricketing career in 2010 which came as a result of a serious knee injury. Since then, he has ventured into series of profession, from one as a professional boxer, to another as a reality TV Star, and yet another as he tried to venture into baseball.
In 2014 however, he made a comeback into the cricketing world as he signed up to represent Lancashire, his boyhood club in the Twenty20 format.
In the 2014-15 Big Bash League, Flintoff the former captain of the England cricket team signed on the dotted line to represent Brisbane Heat. He however failed to once again replicate his magic that say him ranked amongst the top all-rounders in his generation, but managed to enjoy a lot of fun in Australia, his old adversary.
The buttoned mic is an on-field innovation in the BBL that allows for the players to interact with the commentators. This technology was put to good use by Lloyd as he requested Flintoff to reel out any song by Elvis Presley.
Flintoff happily obliged as he went on to sing “In the Ghetto” one of Presley’s greatest hit, thus making the commentator and spectators burst into laughter.