This English all-rounder is considered as one of the best all-rounders of present age. From the very early of his career Flintoffwas compared with another legend all-rounder of England Ian Botham. However, after his debut match against South Africa in 1998 he had to face many controversies due to his poor and irregular performance in the international cricket and his overweight as well as unfitness. From 2003, he started proving his real talent in the international level. He continued his performance in the Ashes Series in 2005 and he had a significant role to regain the Ashes trophy form Australia. For his tremendous performance in the Ashes series, he was awarded Compton-Miller Medal and the prestigious Freedom of City award of Preston. He is the highest six heater in test cricket for his country. He became the WIsden Cricketer of the Year in 2004. He was also given the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the ICC Player of the year trophy sharing with South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Another award BBC Sports Personality of the year for 2005 was also honored to him. Flintoff became the captain of England due to the injury of Michael Vaughn. He also became the Wisden Leading Cricketer of the world in 2006.