Tuesday, 11 August 2009

7 Flintoff tit-bits




1. Here is a scoop! In his Test swansong at Oval, wonky Flintoff is toying with the idea of going Sohail Tanvir, i.e. bowling off the wrong, if that helps his case! England think-tank has already okayed it, saying it's upto Flintoff to put his foot down, whichever he prefers. They said as a team, England doesn't want to put a foot wrong and hence it's imperative that Flintoff puts his best, and fitter, foot forward. Well, the bottomline is -- Australia should be wrong-footed in Oval.

2. Flintoff believes NASA is an overrated dud. At best, it's America's answer to the Sivakasi firework factories. The Game Ready Wrap, which allegedly uses NASA spacesuit technology, proved an outright lemon and could not heal Flintoff's ankle. It was such a junk that even Flintoff's dog rejected it, spitting it out after a thorough chewing failed to excite its gastric juices;

3. Flintoff does not Twitter a la Phillip Hughes, Graeme Swann or James 'a bit of a pussy' Anderson. In all likelihood, he doesn't Facebook or Orkut either. Else, his Headingley axing would have been in the public domain long before;

4. Sifting the CVs, Flintoff didn't go beyond the name before appointing Chubby Chandler his agent;

5. Part-fit Flintoff, Flintoff basically, owes his Edgebaston selection to the met office. Torrential rain was predicted for Edgebaston and England think-tank could not afford to ignore Freddie, the lone England cricketer around with a decent experience of rowing pedalos;

6. England and Wales Cricket Board is so worried about his fragile knee that they believe even a figurative knee-jerk reaction on Flintoff's part may aggravate the injury;

7. On the home front, a cautious ECB has urged Freddie's kids to understand the gravity of the situation and learn the multiplication tables strictly at their mother's knee.

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10 comments:

Christopher Poshin David said...

I never knew about the NASA thing. That was cool.

Even in the Madras test in 2008 against India, he often did Tanvir...... Especially against Dravid

straight point said...

they want to play him badly...coz he seems to be the only player in england team with at least one knee fit...others just cave in...

Som said...

CPD, scratched myself bald but still can't remember the 2008 Chennai Test.

Som said...

SP, you clearly have a knee...I mean..point.

Ottayan said...

Tit-bits -knee flakes?:)

Som said...

Ottayan, why flog a lame horse :)

Naked Cricket said...

The 7th comment.

And Som, for kids to multiply, you need both mum and dad. Don't matter who's on whose knees.

Som said...

NC, planning to announce that the
7th comment would get a pea-pod, if not ipod.

For the remaining part of your comment, I insist it's a family blog and I don't want to elucidate on an issue which may not be fit for children consumption.

Q said...

Awe-Som!

Much a do abt nothing really.. I never understood the hype around freddy.. wat does he have on his CV besides the Ashes 2005?

Som said...

Q, thanks. But I'm rather soft on Freddie. You know what? I alwasy felt its people like him to ensures what they call 'bums on seats'. Well for me, that's more important than winning a World Cup maybe:))