New Delhi: Making a comeback is never easy. This hard hitting fact revisited the former England skipper Andrew Flintoff on Sunday when his Australian Big Bash side Brisbane Heat was thrashed by Sydney Thunder.
The 37-year-old was signed with great expectations in October, but Freddie failed to fire. The match, also saw South African legend Jacques Kallis making his Big Bash debut for the Sydney side.
Flintoff first gave away 25 runs in his two-over spell then failed to make up with the bat. He was dismissed for a third-ball duck, giving Kallis' side a 56-run victory in Sydney.
The South African, who also plays for Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders, contributed with both bat and ball. He first made a 55-ball 97 then chipped in with a wicket, conceding 30 runs from his three overs.
Flintoff returned to cricket with Lancashire last summer after ankle and knee injuries forced him out of the game in 2010.