Andrew Flintoff nicknamed Freddie Flintoff, is a professional boxer and former Englishcricketer who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club, Chennai Super Kings and England. A fast bowler, batsman and slip fielder, Flintoff was consistently rated by the ICC as being among the top international allrounders in both ODI and Test cricket. Following his debut in 1998, Flintoff became an integral player for England, serving as both captain and vice-captain of the team. During the period 2007–09 he played in only 13 of England's 36 Test matches, but nevertheless remained a core member of the England squad, being selected whenever available. On 15 July 2009 he announced his retirement from Test cricket at the conclusion of the 2009 Ashes series, on 24 August, but made himself available for future commitments in One Day International and Twenty20 International matches. Since retiring from cricket, Flintoff has become a broadcaster and professional boxer. He made his professional boxing debut on 30 November 2012 in Manchester, beating American Richard Dawson on a points decision.