Andrew Flintoff © Getty Images
Andrew Flintoff © Getty Images

Andrew Flintoff says will high-five his wife if their daughter eventually settles down with a bloke like Alastair Cook, whom the former England skipper believes has lot of ‘strength of character’. Backing under-fire Cook, Flintoff said that he would like people to start getting behind the misfiring Test skipper, instead of being negative as he doesn’t deserve such remarks, the BBC reported. Andrew Flintoff: Kevin Pietersen needs to be outstanding in County Cricket to make international comeback

Following England’s disappointing 2014 campaign, Cook was removed from the role of one-day captaincy prior to the World Cup. The skipper’s batting woes continued in the ongoing first Test against West Indies as he could only manage scores of just 11 and 13 runs in two innings. The former England captain also said that Cook has got a lot of resolve and strength in character, and he would come back. England ‘strong as we’ve ever been’, asserts Andrew Flintoff

Flintoff has represented England in 141 On-Day Internationals (ODI) and 79 Tests in a career spanning over 11 years. Andrew Flintoff: Alastair Cook deserves support through tough times; Kevin Pietersen needs to state his case for return