Used England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff expressed his admiration for English footballer Phil Neville, asserting he can even were England’s acknowledge to Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar had he preffered cricket over soccer.
Particularly, Phil Neville’s older brother and Manchester United story Gary Neville had once scored a century batting alongside Matthew Hayden.
In actual fact, Flintoff and Phil were teammates in County cricket as each and each of them represented Lancashire in England’s home league.
Whereas Flintoff went onto grew to turn into with out a doubt one of England’s finest ever all-rounders after serving to them have the 2005 Ashes, Phil owned six Premier League titles with Manchester United alongside brother Gary.
“He (Phil) used to be a yr older than me and he used to be a cricketing genius,” Flintoff urged talkSPORT.
“Here’s a gigantic name, nevertheless if he had carried on playing cricket he can even were England’s Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar. He used to be that exact.
“He frail to point out up, beginning the batting and obtain a hundred each time he batted, after which he’d bowl everybody out.
“He used to be a short bowler and he acquired offered a contract at Lancashire – I mediate £2,500 used to be the wage – or hobble play at United.
“Gary played as effectively and when you make a choice mark to Gary he used to be the finest cricketer who ever walked the earth,” he joked.
“He’d luxuriate in made an exact membership cricketer at Bolton, nevertheless Phil used to be the one who used to be incredible and such an exact lad as effectively.”