Stuart Broad can fill my boots, says Freddie FlintoffBy ANI
Monday, August 24, 2009
LONDON - Andrew Flintoff signed off from Test cricket with Ashes glory and declared that Stuart Broad would adequately make up for his absence.
The 31-year-old said: “What a Test for Stuart Broad - I think once I’ve gone, they’re not going to be missing me. They seem to have found someone far better. It’s been a real team effort and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
Flintoff will now undergo surgery on Tuesday on his injured right knee, having suffered a gruelling run of knocks since the 2005 Ashes.
But after his run-out of Ricky Ponting sparked the Aussie collapse, the all-rounder claims it has all be worthwhile.
He added: “All the injuries and operations, It’s for moments like this. What a way to go. My contribution may only have been a run-out but there’s been a few question marks over my fielding so I think I’ve put them to bed.”
“I’m sure I’ll celebrate tonight but at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself.
“I’m going to celebrate, probably not in the same style as 2005, I’ll take the missus out for dinner and then spend the day with my family tomorrow,” The Sun quoted him, as saying. (ANI)