Flintoff fitter and happier than ever

Published: Saturday, September 6, 2008, 16:11 [IST]
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London: English al rounder Andrew Flintoff reckons that he is a better cricketer now he has seen the light after the dark days of his career.

The Lancashire all-rounder bounced back from a fourth ankle operation and a side strain to be Man of the Series in England"s 4-0 NatWest Series romp against South Africa.

Freddie finished as the leading wicket-taker and run-scorer and has also become new skipper Kevin Pietersen"s right-hand man, The Sun reported.

Flintoff, regarded as a disruptive influence towards the end of ex-coach Duncan Fletcher"s reign, said: “I think I"m a better cricketer and better person for those dark times."

“When you experience tough times, better times are that much sweeter. It"s a complete reversal from six months ago and I"m absolutely loving it at the moment," he added.



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