Flintoff, Lineker in Taliban attack
England cricket star Andrew Flintoff and football legend Gary Lineker dove for cover when Taliban insurgents attacked a British military base in Afghanistan, they were quoted as saying on Monday.
The sports stars were at Kandahar air base to hand out Pride of Britain awards for the Daily Mirror when they got a taste of incoming rocket fire at Kandahar air base, they told the London tabloid.
“I thought it was a wind-up but then I saw everyone dive to the floor. It was scary,” said Flintoff, 31.
On crutches following knee surgery, the Lancashire all-rounder had to join service personnel in scrambling for cover under the dining room tables.
Original post credit: Cricket Next