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.
Atherton, a former opener for the England Cricket team has built up a reputation for being one of the most respected television commentators ever since he hung up his cricket gloves in 2002 and has also won numerous awards for his articles in several newspapers and magazines. But he was overtly critical of Andrew Flintoff when he led the England Cricket Team back in 2006 after the Australian Cricket Team led by Ricky Ponting has white washed the side in the Ashes series.
Flintoff retired from international cricket back in 2010 after he failed to recover from a recurring injury, bringing the curtains down on a career that did not fulfill its full potential and since then, he has severed all ties with cricket and features as a panelist on A League of their Own on Sky.
Flintoff stated of Atherton that all he does is sits in his cozy commentary box and makes comments about players that are ten times better that he ever was. He also went on to add that it surprises that Atherton, who averaged just 30 in Test cricket can think that he can be the judge of other players like Alastair Cook, who are far better than him.
And although Atherton has declined to comment on the remarks made by Andrew Flintoff, it might was well turn out to be another Kevin Pietersen versus Nick Knight battle.