London, Aug.26 (ANI): Former England Test player Andrew Flintoff believes that Northamptonshire quick Stuart Broad will help the national side to dominate international fixtures more than he did.
Yesterday, just hours before he went into hospital to collect more points on his loyalty card for yet another bout of surgery, Flintoff said his final Test goodbye and bowed out an ordinary man.
"We've got the players to do it, we've got the captain to lead us, and it's a realistic goal (to be the number one side in Test cricket), " said Freddie.
"It is actually quite a nice time for me to finish. The kids are coming to an age where they need their Dad around and I am going to be there for that.
Bittersweet as it is having to finish Test cricket through injury the one thing I am excited about is being at home. I am not going to get people shouting 'Super Fred' when I am doing the school run though," The Independent quoted Flintoff, as saying.
As he left the stage, he gave his former teammates two pieces of advice to consider.
Firstly he wants to see this Ashes win represent the start of an era not the end like in 2005, and secondly Steve Harmison must not quit Test cricket.
"If lessons can be learnt, it is that now is the time to try to dominate as a Test team. Enjoy this celebration, get it out of the system, then move on. Almost be Australia-like. I would urge Steve to carry on. He could be one of our all-time leading wicket takers - he could quite easily get 300," said Flintoff. (ANI)