A video clip on social media has gone viral in which former England All-rounder Andrew Flintoff was asked if he was a ‘fan’ of cricket. Flintoff, who was hosting the TV show Top Gear, was sitting inside the car with a young fan when the embarrassing incident occurred.
“Are you a fan of cricket?”, the fan inquired innocently, to which Flintoff paused for a while before responding with a “Yes.” Then he was asked which IPL team he supports, to which he replied, “Chennai Super Kings.”
Flintoff then disclosed that he had actually played for Chennai Super Kings. The guy was left completely surprised and asked Flintoff: “Really, what year?. “2008”, replied Flintoff.
“I mean, I was a baby at the time, so I didn’t watch cricket back then.”, the Fan replied to defend himself. Flintoff was left speechless after his reply and looked away from the camera probably realising that it’s been more than a decade since he last played professional cricket.
Watch the hilarious video here:
He asked Andrew Flintoff if he's fan of cricket & if he watches IPL 👀
— CricFit (@CricFit) December 13, 2021
Andrew Flintoff – Not Just A Cricketer
At the 2009 IPL Auctions, Flintoff was the most expensive player. He was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for a whopping ₹7.55 crores.
Andrew Flintoff made his debut in 1998 and officially retired from competitive cricket in 2009, after the conclusion of the Ashes Series. After retiring, Flintoff tried hands at professional boxing. However he gave up boxing after some time and since then has worked in a bunch of different jobs, from writing to commentating, judging TV shows, hosting Radio shows etc.
— Ishan Yadav Mahal (@BeingIshanCric) December 2, 2012
He has appeared in documentaries about his career, including one for the BBC in which he discussed the challenges of being a pro athlete. Aside from the media, Flintoff is also involved in real estate development.