London: Former England Test player Andrew Flintoff has said that he could have never achieved greatness and didn"t profess to.
"I was asked have you been a great cricketer and the obvious answer is no. They're the Bothams, the Sobers, the Imran Khans, the Tendulkars, the Ricky Pontings who achieved greatness over a long period of time, playing Test after Test after Test," The Mirror quoted him, as saying.
"I have performed at times and I am proud to have done that. For the bulk of my career I have played through pain and with injury so to be out on the field was an achievement in some ways - but as for greatness? No," he said.
Flintoff has never betrayed his beliefs on how the game should be played and how the crowd should be entertained.
Captain Andrew Strauss sought out Flintoff and told the all- rounder that he really would miss him.