Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Andrew Flintoff retires from Test Cricket

Andrew Flintoof retires after Ashes Series
Andrew Flintoff retires from Test Cricket

Andrew Flintoff one of the greatest from the modern day generation announced his retirement from International Cricket.Flintoff his current age is 31 and experts believe that the series of injuries that he had in his cricketing career has hampered his game significantly.I still believe he has some years of cricket left in him.

Freddie has had four ankle injuries and recently there was a surgery done to him.These where the main reasons he could not sustain a long lasting International career.England fans are highly disappointed and it is their right to do so.

Flinroff has some credits to his name.He is one of the most popular characters of the game and he is the best all rounder according to my perspective.Freddie retirement might have been un-expected to many but I would like to add a point that here after there will be a lot of players retiring very quiky even with some very short duration of International Cricket to play the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).

I never mean that Flintoff has done this to play in the IPL, but the T20 format of the game though being short demands lot from the players,and so it would have a telling factor in the players and it would test their stamina especially with the amount of Cricket that players play.