There have been reports that Andrew Flintoff might resume his cricket career during the upcoming county season by representing his former team Lancashire in the T20 competition.
Lancashire has denied those reports though. According to the Manchester based club, they haven’t made any such offer to the former England captain till now.
Flintoff has actually been spending a lot of time with the Lancashire first team of late. He has been practicing as well as mentoring the youngsters.
Flintoff had announced his retirement from top level cricket 4 years back in 2010. He was just 32 years of age at that time. The main reason behind his retirement was his deteriorating fitness.
Meanwhile, the former England fast bowler Paul Allott who also used to play for Lancashire doesn’t think that it’s going to be that easy for Flintoff to make a comeback.
Talking to the reporters, Allott said, “Freddie has been helping the young guys over the last few weeks. He’s faced a few deliveries in the nets and he’s bowled alright too, but, the thing is that he’s been away from the game since a very long time. So, he would need quite a lot of time to get back into shape. However, I must say he’s been exception as a mentor.”
If the news regarding Flintoff’s comeback turns out to be true, then, there will surely be a significant increase in the number of spectators during the Lancashire matches this year because the 36 years all rounder has got a huge fan fowling.
Flintoff won the Ashes series twice during his career, but, he also had to suffer an Ashes whitewash in 2007. He was the captain of the England team during that series. In total, he played 79 test matches in which he scored more than 3000 runs and took more than 200 wickets.