Flintoff May Play In Australia

Andrew Flintoff’s fans might see him playing in Australia towards the end of this year as the veteran all rounder has made it clear that he has received offers from several BBL sides and he would take a decision on that soon.
Flintoff has recently started playing competitive cricket again. He has featured in a few T20 games for his county Lancashire and although, he hasn’t looked like the same, old great player that he was, he hasn’t been totally out of sorts either. He has definitely got a yard slower and that’s not a surprise as he doesn’t possess young legs any more. At the age of 36, you can’t expect people to turn up and deliver at 145 kph.
Flintoff’s performance with the bat has been pretty okay too. He had almost got his team home in that Natwest T20 blast final. Walking in to bat at number 9, he hit two towering sixes in his 8-ball inning and scored 20 not out which would have certainly left the Lancashire team management wondering whether they should have sent him to bat higher up the order.
In his interview at the end of that match, when Flintoff was asked if he had been contacted by any of the BBL teams, he said, “Yes, I’ve been approached by a few of them and I will think about it.”
“I haven’t had the opportunity to feature in the domestic circuit of Australia ever. So, it’s something new and it would be enjoyable I guess.”
When asked if at any point of time after his retirement, he had thought he would be back playing for Lancashire again, the all rounder said, “Not at all. I’d been told that it would be impossible for me to run. So, it never seemed to be a possibility to me. But, the unthinkable has happened and I can only feel happy about it.”

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