England AllrounderAndrew Flintoff has announced his retirement from all forms of the sport of cricket. Flintoff had been out of the game for more than 15 months due to his knee injuries and the rehabilitation was not working.
Flintoff will join the commentator's box after his retirement.
Flintoff had earlier quit from Test match cricket and decided to focus his attention on ODIs only, but had failed to play a single international after that. He also had a contract with the IPL franchise of Chennai Super Kings but could not play in 2010.
Flintoff said, "It is with both disappointment and sadness that I am today announcing my retirement from all forms of cricket." He also added that after meeting the surgeons again, he had been left with no option but to quit the game.
Flintoff scored 3845 runs in 79 Tests, at an average of 31.77 and 226 wickets at 32.78, with three five-wicket hauls, while in 141 ODIs he finished with 3394 runs and 169 wickets respectively.