Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff made his first public appearance after nine months of surviving a horrific car crash on the sets of Top Gear. The former cricketer, who on Friday, 8 September joined the Three Lions during the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand.

The 45-year-old was left unnoticed by several as he was visible with scars on his face and a tape on his nose during the first ODI between England and New Zealand at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. He also led the fielding drills with the England side ahead of the side’s eight-wicket loss against the Kiwis.


Talking about the former all-rounder, the 45-year-old was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track last year and had to be airlifted to the hospital for medical assistance. He sustained facial injuries and broken ribs as his open topped three-wheel Morgan Super 3 car flipped at the BBC programme’s track at Dunsfold Park aerodrome in Surrey.


Notably, this wasn’t the first one for Flintoff. The Preston-born cricketer was earlier part of a high-speed crash while filming a long-running programme. He crashed while driving at the speed of 125mph but later managed to walk away from the scene safely.


The 45-year-old retired from cricket in 2009 after featuring in 79 Tests, 141 ODIs and seven T20Is for England. He played a crucial role in England’s Ashes 2005 and 2009 triumph at home.