10 Cricketers who played other sport

10 Cricketers who played other sport

These cricketers were multi-talented and shone for their country in different sport as well.

2. Andrew Flintoff – Boxing

Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff of England poses with the Ashes urn. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, over 220 pounds, Andrew Flintoff was a dynamo on and off the field. His heroics with bat and ball were pivotal in England winning the 2005 Ashes at home. He scored 402 runs in 5 matches including 3 fifties and a hundred. Kevin Pietersen was the leading run-scorer of the series. Both the batsmen scored runs at a strike rate in the 70s and with a tinge of brashness in their approach. Flintoff took 24 wickets at an average of 27 and ran away with the Man of the Series award.

After retiring from all forms of cricket in 2009, big Freddie chose to enter the Boxing field. His towering body size and brawny shoulders provoked him to step into the squared circle. On 30th November 2012, he had a bout against America’s Richard Dawson. Although Freddie won the match in the 4th round, he decided to end his boxing career.

The former England all-rounder has featured in plenty of TV films and documentaries. He has written books and is doing commentary in T20 leagues lately. The 41-year-old was one of England’s finest modern age cricketer and is put in the same brackets with Sir Ian Botham, deservedly so.