London, Jan.22 (ANI): Former Australian opening batsman Justin Langer has said any talk of England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff making a return to Test cricket is a laughable suggestion.
Flintoff retired from Test cricket after last summer's victorious Ashes series. He has since announced he will play first-class cricket for Lancashire, prompting speculation he could be eyeing a Test return when England defend the little urn Down Under next winter.
"Freddie Flintoff is a great bloke and was a wonderful bowler in his prime - I'd put him in the top couple of bowlers I have ever faced. But he retired because his body could no longer stand up to the rigours of Test cricket. I am not sure how much that could change after another knee operation," The Sun quoted Langer, as saying.
"It is great publicity for the series - it adds to the drama of the build-up. But put it this way, I will be staggered if he is playing for England in the next Ashes series," he added. (ANI)