He’s shut buddies with Rob Key, the managing director of England males’s cricket, and has step by step returned to the general public eye this summer time, attending a number of days of the Ashes sequence as a spectator, though on these events he sought to defend the lengthen of his accidents from the cameras.
Flintoff arrived in Cardiff in a single day and was concerned in fielding drills throughout England’s eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand on Friday. He was additionally seen sporting an England bucket hat whereas chatting to fellow teaching employees on the dressing-room balcony.
“He is been beginning to do some stuff in cricket,” stated Jos Buttler, England’s captain who briefly performed alongside Flintoff when he made a comeback for Lancashire within the T20 Blast in 2014. “It is simply nice for him to be round.
“He is clearly an England legend and it is simply good to have him across the group,” Buttler added. “He is not been introduced in with any particular position, simply to be round and observe. A couple of of the lads can decide his brains a bit bit and he is settled in very well.”
Flintoff’s involvement will not be anticipated to final past the fourth ODI at Lord’s subsequent week and he is not going to journey to the World Cup in India subsequent month.
He has had restricted involvement in cricket since leaving the sport as a participant, past occasional work as a broadcaster and commentator.
Final yr, the BBC aired a documentary he filmed known as Freddie Flintoff’s Subject of Desires, through which he shaped a cricket crew from a bunch of underprivileged youngsters in Preston.