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Flintoff was an 'entertainer': Warne

cricket Updated: Jul 16, 2009 17:33 IST
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Describing Andrew Flintoff as an 'entertainer', leg-spin legend Shane Warne on Friday said world cricket would be poorer following the all-rounder's decision to quit Tests after the ongoing Ashes series.

"With Freddie, the loss will go beyond just England. World cricket will be the poorer, too, although it's great
that he is continuing at one-day and Twenty20 levels," Warne said.

"People remember him for his runs and wickets in 2005, but also for the way he played. He is one of the good guys, an entertainer who knows about the spirit of the game," wrote the Australian in his column for the 'Times'.

Warne also felt Flintoff would have a good time playing in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings.

"He will be great in the IPL next year and for as long as he plays in the competition. He's not played for Chennai Super Kings in India yet, but I know that they will love him.

"Twenty20 suits his style. It is intensive, but not too long. He will hit some long balls and bowl some fast ones.
It's simple, really - he's just a very good cricketer," said the Rajasthan Royals skipper.

Warne felt Flintoff's body must have gone through a lot of wear and tear that was too much for him at the end.