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A Look Back at Freddie's Career

A Look Back at Freddie's Career

7:17am 17th September 2010

Flintoff, 32, retired from test cricket last year after defeating Australia in the final Ashes test at the Oval, as England regained the urn they had lost under his captaincy in 2006-07. 

The former captain had hoped to continue playing both 50 and 20 over cricket for England, Lancashire and the Chennai Super Kings, once he had recovered from a knee injury which required two operations in the last 12 months.

He also had plans to play for Queensland in Australia's domestic Twenty20 'Big Bash' in January, but those plans were dashed after seeing a specialist this week.

"The decision to end my career came yesterday after consultation with medical advisers," Flintoff said in a statement.

"I was told that the problems I have been trying to overcome in rehab for the last year following the latest in a series of operations would not recover sufficiently to allow a comeback.

"I will now be taking a break before deciding which future direction to take."

Flintoff played 79 tests and 141 one-day internationals, scoring 3,845 test runs, including five centuries at an average of 31.77.

He took 226 test wickets and scored 3,394 runs in ODIs, taking 169 wickets.

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