Andrew Flintoff plays double-role of non-striker and commentator

Ever since the inception of the Big Bash League (BBL), it has promised to entertain every cricket fan around the globe with not only exciting cricket but also constant innovations. It has seen cricketers from different nations participating and enjoying in their own way.

Former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who plays for Brisbane Heat chose a different way to light up the crowd.

In this video from the recently concluded fourth edition of Big Bash League, the fun goes to the top. The match is between Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat as the former won the toss and elected to field.

It was the final over by Joe Mennie with Jason Floros on strike and Andrew Flintoff at the non-striker’s end. ‘Freddie’, as Flintoff is fondly called, was being a spectator in the non-striker’s end, and was enjoying his outing with commentators through the microphone.  With one ball to play and Floros on strike, the hopes were shattered for Flintoff to even face a ball.

With such circumstances in the field, the commentators decide to hand over the reins to Freddie and take over as the commentator for the last delivery.

As Mennie bowled the last delivery, Floros slapped it hard to long-on. Flintoff in his own style commentates by howling and adding to a perfect end while running for two runs. It was speculated that Flintoff ran one short, but at the end the scoreboard didn’t reflect that.

Brisbane did make a huge total of 208 but the Hurricanes still went on to chase it down with an over remaining.

Later in their second game against Hurricanes on January 15, Flintoff again entertained the crowd by impersonating singer Elvis Presley.