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Harmison: ‘Freddie was inspirational’

Former England bowler Steve Harmison has paid tribute to newly retired team-mate Andrew Flintoff.

The pair met and started playing together in England Under-19’s  1996 tour to Pakistan where Flintoff was captain. 

Speaking to Hawksbee & Jacobs he told the boys how ‘Freddie’ would influence future cricketers.

“If I had one word to sum him up it would be inspirational, not only as a team mate but also as a friend; the way he was off the field and on the field.

“For people in all walks of life that played the game he was an inspirational figure. I played in the same side as him from 1996 and what nobody sees is how great he is in the dressing room and how he lifts the place.

“When he goes on the field he leads by example, that’s what he did for all his international career. “


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