Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in car accident
A mountain of sorrow has broken on Cricket Australia and cricket world. Four big players have said goodbye to the world in a span of 18 months. Dean Jones, Shane Warne, Rod Marsh, and Andrew Symonds are no more with us.
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died after a car accident. The accident happened on Sunday (15 May) on the outskirts of downtown Townsville. Symonds was 46 and is survived by wife Laura and two young children, Chloe and Billy. The news of his death spread like wildfire and there was a wave of mourning in different places.
“Preliminary information indicated that the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge just after 11 p.m. when it veered off the road and rolled over. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating,” a statement issued by the police said.
His family has demanded solitude, accepting the incident as valid. According to a NewsCorp report, Symonds’ family confirmed his passing, and acknowledged the public’s sympathy. Also, he asked for privacy in this difficult time.
Andrew Symonds has been an important part of Cricket Australia. Symonds played a key role in the development of the Australian team in the first decade of the 21st century. One of the finest all-rounders, Andrew Symonds could bat in any order, his bowling impresses even more.
Symonds debuted in 1998. In 26 Test matches, 198 ODIs and 14 T-20 matches, he has taken close to 7000 runs and 150 wickets there. He played his last match in the year 2009.