Punters back Freddie for Knighthood, Ponting for sack

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London, Aug 25(ANI): Punters have improved England cricketer Andrew Flintoff's odds of getting a knighthood and winning the BBC Sports Personality of the year award following his Ashes heroics.

Betting and gambling website William Hill has placed the Lancashire all-rounder at 16-1 odds for being knighted, down from its earlier bet of 25-1, which now compares favourably with the 7-2 quote by Paddy Power.

He is also priced at 7-1 to win the BBC Sports Personality of the year award and 16-1 with Ladbrokes to make a Test comeback, The Mirror reports.

While Flintoff's stars are rising, punters are piling on the possibility of Australian captain Ricky Ponting facing the music when he returns to Australia.

Hills offer 10-1 that Ponting is given the sack on return to Australia, but he is 4-6 to lead Australia to victory in the next Ashes and 33-1 to win the Ashes in a 5-0 whitewash. (ANI)

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