We’re a bit worried about Andrew Flintoff. Not: ‘Oh my God, there’s a badger in the back seat of the car AND HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ME’ worried, but worried nonetheless.
When he was taking his wickets against the West Indies on Friday, he did some posing. We’re not massively happy about this. Andrew Flintoff is a full-on hero because he’s always seemed like one of us, but normal people don’t do arrogant posing.
If you didn’t see these poses, the first involved turning sideways and holding his arms out in a ‘love me’ sort of posture. That was one he’s done before. The second was near indescribable. Imagine an outraged camp duck.
It was all a bit Robbie Williams for our taste. Maybe it was tongue in cheek, but this posturing suffers in comparison to the genuine, heartfelt elation of Fred’s old wicket celebrations.
He’s a millionaire these days. We haven’t lost him, have we?