Freddie’s final

Freddie completes the single and shakes the hands of the umpire. For a man of his talent, it’s a modest bits-and-pieces game. And yet still, Freddie has almost won the game. He almost sucked the victory into his orbit. Just by being there. Freddie is a marvel, even when he isn’t. It was finals day, he wasn’t even supposed to play, and even on the losing side at the non-striker’s end, he is the story… … Freddie is still the hero. But it’s not his time.

via Freddie’s final | cricket with balls.

Another lovely piece of cricket writing by Jarrod Kimber about the final of the T20 Blast.