Flintoff

  • I took pedalo for drink with Botham, reveals Flintoff 1 week ago

    Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham. Flintoff was fined and banned for one match by then-England coach Duncan Fletcher after the drunken incident in the Caribbean,...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage August 25, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • Flintoff heroics can't stop Bears winning T20 title August 24, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren't quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast final. Flintoff, who had made just two appearances in the competition after coming out of retirement earlier...
  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement July 7, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England all-rounder did not bat in a Twenty20 Blast fixture at Worcestershire but he took two for 36 with the ball as Lancashire (229 for four) won by...
  • Rain puts Andrew Flintoff's return to competitive cricket on hold July 5, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff's possible comeback to competitive cricket following a five-year absence was frustrated by the weather in Birmingham on Friday. The allrounder, whose last appearance for England was against Australia in the 2009 Ashes finale at The Oval, was included in Lancashire's squad for their domestic Twenty20 match against the Birmingham...
  • Andrew Flintoff comeback on hold June 6, 2014

    Manchester: Andrew Flintoff's much-talked about return to county cricket won't take place this week after he was left out of Lancashire's squad to play Yorkshire in a Twenty20 match at Old Trafford on Friday. Last week saw Lancashire announce that the 36-year-old allrounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five years...
  • Andrew Flintoff warms-up with club treble June 1, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff prepared for his anticipated Lancashire comeback by taking three wickets for his old club side on Saturday. Friday saw Lancashire announce that the 36-year-old all-rounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five years after the former England captain's injury-induced retirement. And ahead of his expected return to county duty...
  • Flintoff making 'massive mistake' in coming back to cricket: Ian Botham June 1, 2014

    England great Ian Botham said Andrew Flintoff was making a "massive mistake" in coming back to play Twenty20 county cricket after five years out of the game. Flintoff, like Botham a pace bowling all-rounder and ex-England captain, was forced to retire through injury in 2009, his ankles and knees having repeatedly...
  • MCC 'snub' sparked Andrew Flintoff return May 31, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff has revealed how being overlooked for the upcoming Lord's Bicentenary match between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Rest of the World spurred him on to make a Twenty20 comeback with Lancashire. The Red Rose county confirmed on Friday that Flintoff, one of their favourite sons, had been...
  • Andrew Flintoff out of retirement to play county Twenty20 May 30, 2014

    Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has come out of retirement to join Lancashire's squad for this season's English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county announced on Friday. Pace bowling all-rounder Flintoff played 79 Tests and 141 one-day internationals and seven Twenty20s for England before injury forced the now 36-year-old to retire in...
  • Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff all set for Twenty20 return May 14, 2014

    English cricket club Lancashire have confirmed that they are in talks with former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff over a return to the team for this season's Twenty20 Blast, BBC reported. The 36-year-old Flintoff, who has been out of cricket since 2009, has recently been training with Lancashire. "We are in talks...
  • Andrew Flintoff could make Twenty20 comeback April 15, 2014

    London: Four years after retiring from international cricket, former England skipper Andrew Flintoff is eyeing a T20 return with former club St Annes. The 36-year-old allrounder played for the Northern League side - St Annes - as a junior before joining Lancashire. The BBC reported that the 6' 4" athlete communicated his...
  • Trott's 'con' disrespectful of real illness: Michael Vaughan March 17, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott's assertion that mental and physical fatigue had forced him home from England's Ashes tour of Australia rather than depression felt like a "con" and would only convince his team-mates he had abandoned them, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan. The 32-year-old Trott abruptly left the tour after...
  • Andrew Flintoff says Kevin Pietersen is England's scapegoat February 8, 2014

    London: Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff believes that Kevin Pietersen has been made a scapegoat for England's Ashes whitewash after having his international career brought to an end. The England and Wales Cricket Broad (ECB) announced the end of Pietersen's association with England earlier this week, citing a need for a...
  • Andrew Flintoff baffled by Stuart Broad walk 'row' October 30, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Flintoff said on Tuesday that Stuart Broad does not deserve to be the 'villain' of the piece in Australia but has backed his former team-mate to star in the upcoming Ashes series all the same. Broad found himself under fire after refusing to walk - standard...
  • Manoj Tiwary returns home after knee surgery August 25, 2013

    Kolkata: India batsman Manoj Tiwary on Sunday said his knee surgery in London was successful and hoped to recover fully in four to five months. "I had a ligament tear (in my left knee). The doctors and physio have advised me complete rest for a few weeks. Thereafter, I will have...
  • Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff call for scrapping of DRS August 8, 2013

    London: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff have called for the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) should be scrapped by the ICC in the wake of further occurrences during the ongoing Ashes. At the centre of controversy during the historic England-Australia rivalry is the inconsistency of DRS, part...
  • England greats lambast Warner on Twitter June 13, 2013

    Former England players have lambasted Australian opener David Warner on Twitter after he was indulged in an ugly bar hassle with English cricketer Joe Root. Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff's Twitter Handle "@flintoff11" read "With the bat @davidwarner31 will try and hit anything when it comes to people he just...
  • Flintoff sees Pietersen considering Test future after Ashes April 18, 2013

    England batsman Kevin Pietersen may consider quitting Test cricket after this year's back-to-back Ashes series against Australia, his former team-mate Andrew Flintoff said on Thursday. Pietersen, 32, has been ruled out of next month's two-match Test series at home to New Zealand because of a knee injury he sustained during fielding...
  • Andrew Flintoff escapes high-speed rally car crash March 6, 2013

    Swansea: Retired England allrounder Andrew Flintoff was lucky to escape a major car crash on Monday when he lost control of the Citroen DS3 while shooting for the TV sports show A league of their Own, where he had rally star Kris Meeker as his co-driver - The Sun reported....
  • Yearender 2012: The best cricket quotes of the year December 28, 2012

    Cricketers like most sportspersons wear their heart on their sleeves. They can be funny; they can be sour; they can talk sense, and of course, they can talk nonsense. Let’s see who has managed to draw our attention in the year gone by. Only those who've played at least 150 Tests...
  • Flintoff begins boxing career with a win December 1, 2012

    Manchester: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff began his boxing career with a narrow victory over Richard Dawson on Friday night after being knocked down by the American. Flintoff, trained by former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, took the four-round heavyweight bout by a 39-38 margin. Flintoff recovered after being knocked down early in...
  • Flintoff has boxing bug ahead of debut November 30, 2012

    Manchester: Former England cricket star Andrew Flintoff is already contemplating more boxing bouts if his professional debut against Richard Dawson of the United States on Friday is a success. Freddie, as he is known to cricket lovers around the world, will break new ground when the 34-year-old squares up to...
  • Ex-cricketer Flintoff nervous ahead of first boxing fight November 30, 2012

    London: Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff admitted to feeling nervous as he weighed in ahead of his first professional boxing fight on Thursday. The 34-year-old all rounder will take on American Richard Dawson at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Friday after exchanging his cricketing whites for a pair of boxing...
  • Flintoff insists boxing fight debut is no gimmick November 27, 2012

    Manchester: Former England cricket hero Andrew Flintoff has found himself on the back foot even before he throws his first punch for money in the boxing ring on Friday night. Freddie, as he is fondly known in Britain, is being filmed as part of a documentary series on Sky television,...
  • KP will come back with a bang, says Flintoff October 20, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen is likely to come out with all guns blazing when he returns to the England squad for next month's Test series in India, former team mate Andrew Flintoff said on Friday. The South African-born batsman was recalled by England this week after being dropped following a controversial text-message...
  • Anderson recalls booze culture of Ashes tour October 9, 2012

    London: Memories of England’s disastrous and controversial 2006-07 tour of Australia, in which they were whitewashed 5-0 to surrender the Ashes, have been revived with James Anderson shedding light on the alcohol culture in the England camp in his soon-to-be-released autobiography. Anderson, the leader of England’s bowling attack, recalled the...
  • World T20 rewind: Yuvraj Singh's six sixes September 19, 2012

    Some say cricket is a great leveler - one day you're on top of the world and the next day, you might be languishing at the bottom of the barrel. It's a game of glorious uncertainties where one team's, or player's, fairy tale is another's nightmare. One such instance came...