[caption id="attachment_238320" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="thumbnail size-full wp-image-238320" alt="Andrew Flintoff" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Former-England-cricketer-Andrew-Flintoff-holds-pads-as-Stuart-Broad37.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Stuart Broad (left) showcasing his boxing skills with Andrew Flintoff Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Jan 18, 2015</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Former English cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/andrew-flintoff" target="_blank">Andrew Flintoff</a> joined the England team for a practice session at The Gabba, Brisbane, where England were training ahead of their second match in the ongoing tri-series also featuring India and Australia. The Lancashire all-rounder was seen in full England gear for the first time since his retirement in 2009. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in <em>telegraph.co.uk,</em> Flintoff, who is currently in Australia to play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, was invited by English coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/peter-moores" target="_blank">Peter Moores</a> to spend some time with the team. Incidentally, Flintoff was Lancashire's star player while Moores was coach of the county. <p></p> <p></p>Flintoff spent time with the team, engaging in some friendly sparring with the players. Flintoff, who had a brief boxing career after retiring from cricket, showed off his moves and coached the English players in the sport in what proved to be a light-hearted training session. <p></p> <p></p>Flintoff was one of England's most popular cricketers, well-loved by the public and his teammates alike. He was the hero of England's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/the-ashes-2005-australia-in-england" target="_blank">Ashes 2005-winning campaign</a>, repeatedly bailing England out with the bat and taking crucial wickets as well. He also briefly led England, but his captaincy stint was not as successful.