December 4, 2005

"If you're playing a big match you shouldn't be breaking your sleep. Do they not regard Pakistan as a threat? I'm sure the players will all put their hands up and say it didn't affect them, but how the hell do they know? The two guys who went to bed and had eight hours sleep batted very well."

Geoff Boycott on the wisdom of Andrew Flintoff getting up at 3am to accept the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Hours later Flintoff made 0 against Pakistan