Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff
(Retired England Cricketer)
One of the greatest all-rounder to ever play the gentleman’s game Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff born on 6th December 1977 is a retired English Cricketer who has tried his hand in pro-boxing as well. His career span was of 10 years in which he played all the three formats of the game. He was a terrific fast bowler who can clock in the mid 140’s quite easily, a sublime fielder and a hard-hitting lower order batsman who can win games single-handedly. His represented England in 79 Tests, 141 ODIs and 7 T20 Internationals in a span of 10 years. His defiant and most memorable show came in the 2005 Ashes series where he was lethal with both bat and ball and his heroics helped his side won the Ashes after 1986 and Flintoff along with Australia’s Shane Warne was the deserving holder of Man of the Series award.
|Profession:||Retired England Cricketer|
|Autobiography:||Freddie Flintoff: Autobiography, Second Innings: My Sporting Life|
|Height (approx.):||192 cm, 6 Feet 3 Inches|
|Weight (approx.):||98 Kg|
|Eye Colour:||Light Brown|
|Tattoos:||On right shoulder and both biceps.|
|Date of Birth:||6th December 1977|
|Age (as on 2018):||40 years|
|Birth Place:||Preston, Lancashire, England, UK|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|School:||Ribbleton Hall High School|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not Known|
|Test:||23rd July 1998 vs South Africa|
|ODI:||7th April 1999 vs Pakistan|
|Jersey Number:||#11 (England), #11 (IPL, County)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Lancashire, England U-19, Chennai Super Kings, Brisbane Heats, Australia Legends XI|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Australia|
|Favourite Shot:||Lofted Shot, Pull Shot|
|Records and Awards|
- With 168 wickets to his name, Andrew Flintoff is the third highest wicket-taker for England in ODIs and with 219 wickets in Test matches, he is the 13th highest wicket taker for England.
- With 2975 runs to his name, he is the ninth highest run-getter for England in ODIs.
- He holds the record for the maximum number of sixes in Test matches by an English batsman beating Ian Botham’s record of 67 sixes.
- He is only the 8th player in the world to get his name on the prestigious Lord’s honours board in both batting and bowling.
- He is the seventh overall batsman in the world to bat all five days of a Test match. He achieved this feat in a Test match against India in Mohali where he also broke the record for maximum sixes in Test matches for England.
- He has 14 Guinness World Records to his name all in the aid of Sports Relief.
- He has won the ICC One Day Player of the year in 2004.
- He has been the ICC player of the year in 2005.
- He was also the BBC player of the year in 2005.
- Wisden Cricketer of the year in the year 2004.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Not Known|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Not Known|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||The Lords|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Fish Fingers, Beans, Indian, Chinese, Bread and Chips|
|Favourite Actors:||Not Known|
|Favourite Car:||Lamborghini and Ferrari|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Songs, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin|
|Favourite Destinations:||Blackpool, Dubai, Cape Town|
|Smoking/Alcohol:||Smoking: No, Alcohol: Yes|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||05th March 2005|
|Children:||Holly Flintoff (13 years), Corey Flintoff(12 years), Rocky Flintoff (10 years)|
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
- During the Cricket World Cup 2007, he landed himself into trouble when he got drunk with some of his teammates and nearly drowned the boat carrying them capsized. After the incident, he claimed that he was attempting to sail home in a paddle boat. He awoke on a beach after that and admitted that it was the worst place he had ever slept. After this incident, he lost his vice-captaincy and was fined by the ECB, but he still retained his place in the English side.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Apart from being a cricketer, he has also tried his hand in professional boxing and has won his one and only boxing bout 39-38 against America’s Richard Dawson.
- He played his first competitive cricket match at the age of six for Dutton Forshaw.
- His father was the captain of Dutton Forshaw second XI team with his regular profession being a plumber.
- His elder brother and father used to coach him at the early stage of his career.