Aussie great Andrew Symonds passes away in a fatal car mishap

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Credit: Western Australian Cricket Association

The Cricket fraternity is saddened with the sudden demise of Australian great, Andrew Symonds. Cricket Australia noted on Sunday that the former Aussie cricket passed away in a tragic incident. It is another major blow to Australian cricket following the recent deaths of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. On Saturday night, Andrew Symonds was reportedly involved in a single-car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state. Police said that the emergency services attempted to revive the driver and sole occupant, but he died from his injuries after the car left the road and rolled.

Andrew Symonds passes away at 46

andrew symonds
Credit: Western Australian Cricket Association

“Australian cricket has lost another of its very best,” Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said in a statement. It was stated: “Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history.”

“He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends,” he added.

Symonds’ fatal crash comes just months after the deaths of fellow Australian greats Warne and Marsh, who both died unexpectedly from heart attacks. “Unfortunately I’ve been here too often this year under these circumstances. I actually can’t quite believe it, to be honest,” former Australia captain Mark Taylor told Channel Nine. “Another tragic day for cricket.”

Symonds has played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009. He was a crucial part of Australia. He was widely considered one of the most skilled all-rounders of Australian cricket. He bowled both off-spin and medium pace, while playing many match-winning knocks with his hard-hitting middle-order batting.

Symonds was also a top-rate fielder and was a key part of Australia’s back-to-back 50-over World Cups triumphs in 2003 and 2007. Domestically, he played for Queensland for 17 seasons, while appearing for Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey in the English County Championship and for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

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