Andrew Flintoff

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Full Name Andrew Flintoff
Age 42 Years Old
Nick Name Andrew Flintoff
Gender Male
Birth Date December 6th, 1977
Birth Place Preston, Lancashire, England

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About Andrew Flintoff

An English television and radio presenter, Andrew Flintoff is also also known as Freddie Flintoff. He is a former international cricketer too. He was named ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2004 and ICC Player of the Year in 2005. He finished his Test career with over 3,000 runs and 200 wickets taken. He has more than 2 million followers on Twitter, over 1 million followers on Instagram, and more than 100k followers on Facebook. He grew up playing cricket for Lancashire. He made his Test debut for England in 1998 and retired from cricket in 2010. He is also well known for winning the Australian version of "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!" in 2015. Additionally, he has gained several awards in his careers such as the NBC Denis Compton Award, MCC Spirit of Cricket Award, Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Walter Lawrence Trophy, and many others. Recently, he has said that bulimia may have cut short his cricket career. In 2019, he became a presenter of the BBC Two show "Top Gear". He is also appearing in "Don’t Rock The Boat" and "Total Wipeout - Freddie and Paddy's Takeover" in 2020.

Famous For

  • Being an English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer too.
  • For winning the Australian version of "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!" in 2015.

Andrew Flintoff, present television and radio presenter

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Early Life of Andrew Flintoff

On 6th December 1977, Andrew Flintoff took birth in Preston, Lancashire, England. He belongs to British nationality whereas he is from British-white ethnicity. Subsequently, he is from Christianity religion. Sagittarius is his zodiac sign, though white is his race. He celebrates his birthday on 6th December of every year, and he had celebrated his 48th birthday as of 2019. His father Colin Flintoff was a plumber, factory maintenance work as well as captain of Dutton Forshaw's second XI cricket team whereas his mother's Susan Flintoff profession is unknown. He has also an older brother named Chris Flintoff who is also a cricketer. Moreover, he attended Greenlands Community Primary School and Ribbleton Hall High School. He performed well academically at City of Preston High School, passing nine GCSEs, but he did not want to stay in education and left school at 16. As a boy, he played cricket for the Lancashire Schools under-11s and under-15s teams, and he was also a keen chess player. He then played for 2½ years in the England under-19 team.

Career of Andrew Flintoff

  • Andrew Flintoff kicks off his cricket career by being a captain of the England under-19 team, where he made his Test match debut for England in 1998 against South Africa.
  • He hit 135 not out in the quarterfinals of the Natwest Trophy against Surrey in 2000, but England's management made clear they were unhappy with his fitness and weight so he lost his England place during 2001. But he remodeled his bowling action and gained a place on the 2001-2002 tour to India.
  • Then, he scored his maiden Test century in 2002, and he started to justify the comparisons with Botham by 2003.
  • He had averaged just 19 with the bat and 47 with the ball; from 2003 to the end of the 2005 Ashes series. After that, he scored a century and three fifties in the five-Test series against South Africa at home and continued to excel on the tour of the West Indies in March and April 2004 as well as he was named as a "Wisden Cricketer of the Year" in the following year.
  • He was called into the England squad for the 2004 NatWest One-Day International (ODI) Series against New Zealand and the West Indies as a specialist batsman, although his injury prevented him from bowling.
  • Similarly, he matched this haul in the Second Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston in July, hitting a first-class best figure of 167, and went on to hit a further century in the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 pool match against Sri Lanka. So, he was named as the inaugural winner of the ICC Award for one-day player of the year, and the Professional Cricketers' Association player of the year at the end of the season.
  • After then, he flew home for surgery on his left ankle, leading to worries he might not regain fitness in time for "The Ashes".
  • He broke Ian Botham's 1981 record of six sixes in an Ashes Test Match with five in the first innings in the Second Test against Australia at Edgbaston in August 2005 and managed all this despite a shoulder injury early in the second winnings.
  • He took five wickets on the fourth day of the last Test match and scored a century during England's crucial win at Trent Bridge.
  • Furthermore, he was named "Man of the Series" by Australian coach, John Buchanan for his achievements throughout the 2005 Ashes series and was appointed an MBE for his role in the successful Ashes side. 
  • He was named captain of the England team and subsequently announced that he would be staying in India for the entire Test series because England captain Michael Vaughan and vice-captain Marcus Trescothick becoming unavailable for the first Test match against India. He was seen as a great success during the drawn series with India, with a 212-run victory in Mumbai. 
  • Despite injury concerns, he was later named for the ICC Champions Trophy, where he played as a specialist batsman, not as an all-rounder.
  • After that, he returned as captain of the England team for the eagerly anticipated 2006-2007 Ashes series in Australia. But, he made only two scores over 50 in the series, his best bowling figures were 4-99 in the first innings of the First Test in Brisbane, and he failed to take five wickets in a match though he also captained England for several of the subsequent 2006-2007 Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International matches.
  • Due to his great performance, he was replaced as captain but appointed England's vice-captain with Michael Vaughan returning from injury for the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
  • Furthermore, he was suspended for the match against Canada. It was revealed by England coach Duncan Fletcher that Flintoff had had a number of previous warnings about his behavior.
  • Taking two wickets, he returned to the England team for the last group match against Kenya, and he took 4-43 against Ireland as well as scored 43 runs; against Sri Lanka, he took 3-35 but was out for 2, and against Australia, he took 1-35 but was out for 4. 
  • His ankle injury recurred during the end of the 2007 season, and, although he played in the "2007 ICC World Twenty20", but he was back in action for Lancashire early in the 2008 season.
  • He was recalled to the England squad for the second Test against South Africa, where he missed the last 17 Tests prior to returning to action in county cricket where he took his 200th Test wicket in the Third Test, trapping Neil McKenzie lbw for 72. 
  • He has also won Man of the Series in the ODI home series against South Africa, where England won four-nil: the last match was washed out.
  • Moreover, he began the series well on England's tour of India, where he scored exactly 100 in the first warm-up match against the Mumbai Cricket Association, which was his first century for England since the Fourth Test of the 2005 Ashes.
  • The Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League bought Flintoff for US$1,550,000 - $600,000 above his base price of $950,000 in February 2009, which makes him the highest-ever-paid IPL player. But Flintoff did not find success at the tournament, held in South Africa because of General Elections.
  • Later he did offer some hope with the willow in the Twenty20 Cup, however, hitting 93 off 41 balls for Lancashire against Derbyshire in June.
  • But he announced on 15th July 2016 that he would retire from Test cricket at the end of the 2009 Ashes Series. He was a man of the match in England's victory at Lords in the Second Test Match, taking 5 wickets in the second winnings.
  • England defeated Australia at The Oval to seal a 21 series win on 23rd August 2009, with Andrew notably running out the Australian captain Ricky Ponting, ensuring Flintoff ended his England career on a high.
  • Then, he retired from all forms of professional cricket, having consulted medical advisers on 16th September 2010, though he continued to play recreationally for Penwortham Cricket Club alongside his brother Chris Flintoff.
  • Additionally, in May 2014, he came out of retirement, returning to Lancashire to play Twenty20 only and was featured in the final of the competition, dismissing Ian Bell and was signed by the Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League for the 2014-2015 season after that season. 
  • But he disappointed on the field, ending the season with a high score of 46, with only one other score in double figures (15), along with three wickets at an average of 45.33.
  • After the 2014-2015 Big Bash League season, he finally retired from cricket and returned to Australia for the 2015-2016 Big Bash League season as a commentator for Network Ten whereas his newfound popularity in Australia enabled him to win the first series of the Australian version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!."
  • As a piece of fresh news, Andrew has said that bulimia may have cut short his cricket career. In 2019, he became a presenter of the BBC Two show "Top Gear".
  • "I've never even thought about it, but then it affects everything, doesn't it?" Flintoff said. "Your joints, your bones - so maybe." Speaking about England's famous victory in 2005, Flintoff said: "The first Test of that series, I was being sick.
  • "I don't want to be a statistic," he said. "I don't want to be read about in years to come, that something's happened to me."

Andrew Flintoff, a former Cricketer

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Media Career

  • He became a team captain on the Sky One television sports panel show "A League of Their Own" in March 2010. He has also produced a documentary entitled "Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport".
  • He made a cameo appearance in Sky TV series, "Trollied" in 2014 as well as starred as a contestant on "Celebrity Deal or No Deal" in the following year. As well, he has starred in the BBC drama "Love, Lies & Records".
  • He also entered the first Australian series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, held in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
  • He was also a commentator for Network Ten's Big Bash League coverage and appeared as a regular panelist on their current affairs show "The Project".
  • He hosts a BBC Radio 5 Live podcast called "Flintoff, Savage & The Ping Pong Guy".
  • He is a co-host for "Australian Ninja Warrior", which first aired on the Nine Network in July 2017.
  • He was the main presenter for Cannonball on ITV in September 2017. 
  • He was a judge on the ITV talent show "Let's Get Gold" in the year 2012.
  • On 10th September 2019, he crashed while riding a head-first trike at 124 mph during one of the car show's signature competitions. He was not injured and resumed filming afterward.
  • He also currently hosts a radio show on BBC Radio Five Live on Monday nights.
  • He has also written books which include; "Being Freddie", "Freddie", "Andrew Flintoff, "My Life in Pictures", "Ashes to Ashes", "Good Times, Bad Times".

Awards and Achievements of Andrew Flintoff

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World:
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year: 2004
  • ICC Player of the Year: 2005
  • ICC World One-Day XI: 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Compton-Miller medal: 2005
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Third Place: 2004
  • NBC Denis Compton Award: 1997
  • MCC Spirit of Cricket Award: 2005
  • Walter Lawrence Trophy: 1999
  • PCA Player of the Year: 2004, 2005

Personal Life of Andrew Flintoff

Reflecting on Andrew Flintoff's personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to Rachael Wools on 5th March 2005. He shares a beautiful relationship with his wife and therefore they are less likely to separate in the future ahead. They are having a blissful life sharing lots of love with each other and they are very less likely to get a divorce. Together, they are parents to daughter Holly Flintoff, and sons Corey Flintoff, Rocky Flintoff, and Preston Flintoff. He is basically is leading a blissful family life and therefore it's far less likely for him to divorce his partner for any reason. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Andrew Flintoff with his wife, Rachael Wools and kids

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Net Worth of Andrew Flintoff

Moving towards Andrew Flintoff's net worth, his worth is around $20 million dollars as of 2020 though he has also a fine amount of salary too which is around millions of dollars per year. With his hard work and the luck by his side, he can double the amount of wealth he has of today. He is sincere in his work. But, he is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for himself and his family. Throughout his career, Andrew has achieved huge fame and success. In addition, his primary source of income is from television and radio presenter career. Previously, he has also earned a considerable amount of money from his cricket playing career.

Body Measurement of Andrew Flintoff

The very handsome Andrew Flintoff has a great personality. He has got a standard height of 6 ft 4 in or 193 cm and a convincing appearance. His sensible thoughts with a good sense of humor greatly attract his spectators to their TV screen. Whereas, his body weight is around 102 kg or 225 lbs, though his body build type is average. His usual exercise schedule has guided him to be in a marvelous body posture with appropriate body measurements. Moreover, talking about his hair color it is blonde whereas his eyes color is blue. Furthermore, he has made a tattoo of his wife's and children's names on his left arm. His tattoo features 3 lions of the England badge and his cap number on his right arm.