Andrew Flintoff: "I can't stop smiling"

Andrew Flintoff admits that he is "loving" his return to cricket with Lancashire Lightning.

Lancashire Lightning all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said that he is "loving" his return to cricket.

The 36-year-old retired from the game in 2010 following a series of injuries, but recently returned to the sport to join his boyhood club, Lancashire.

Speaking to BBC Sport after his side booked their place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals courtesy of an 18-run victory over Leicestershire Foxes, Flintoff said that he is pleased to be back on the wicket.

He said: "I can't stop smiling every time I'm out there. I never thought I'd get the chance to play to play cricket again. It was just something I was chasing. Apart from getting hit over the head by complete strangers for six every game, I'm just really enjoying it.

"Now I go back into the dressing room and just sit there having won a game and it's almost like taking it all in.

"I think: 'How has this happened?'. Only a couple of years ago I was jumping off cliffs in Acapulco and riding bulls, and now I'm playing cricket. I'm just loving it."

Flintoff has scored 3,845 runs and taken 226 wickets in Test cricket.

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff in a punditry role for Sky TV on July 7, 2011
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