June 23, 2012

English cricket

'Flintoff's judgement has deserted him'

Siddhartha Talya

Alan Tyers, writing in the Daily Telegraph, says Andrew Flintoff's outburst against Michael Atherton represents a stark contrast to some of his achievements on the field that gave English cricket some of its most joyous moments.

Since retirement, he has slipped into an unlovely television career of laddish challenge shows where people attempt to eat 10 cream crackers in a minute while paragliding in the Gobi desert with nothing but Joe Pasquale for company.

It seems a slightly undignified way for a sporting hero to make a living, and it’s a further shame to attack Atherton for making his.

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