Drinking, Depression and Hate: 9 Ways How Cricket Took a Toll on Andrew Flintoff

Life after retirement has been a struggle from one of England’s best all-rounders and he speaks openly about it

Andrew Flintoff was one of cricket’s best all-rounders in the 2000s. The English player had the Midas touch, he was the cornerstone around which England won the 2005 Ashes, he was the reason why England began to believe that they could play cricket again.

Which is why, it was heartbreaking when he had to retire because of injury when he was just 31-years-old. In an interview with BBC 5 Live Sport Radio, Flintoff bares his heart on how retirement has not been kind to him, how he still dreams about playing cricket, the toll that the game took on him, and his struggles with depression and alcohol since retirement.

These quotes by Flintoff show us how hurt he is:

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