Andrew Symonds, a former Australian cricketer, died in a car accident.
Symonds was the lone passenger in the crash near Townsville, Queensland, where he was born, according to police.
Andrew Symonds, a two-time World Cup winner and former Australian cricketer, died in a car accident on Saturday night.
Andrew Symonds Sole Passenger in Car Trash
The car was being driven on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge just after 11 p.m. when it went off the road and overturned, according to the police statement.
The 46-year-old was the only passenger in the accident, which occurred just outside of Townsville, Queensland, his native state.
“Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he succumbed to his injuries.
“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
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Symonds was the lone passenger in the crash near Townsville, Queensland, where he was born, according to police. In 26 Tests for his country, Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat, although his white-ball exploits were undoubtedly more well-known.
With his off-spin and medium pace, he took 133 wickets in 198 One-Day Internationals, amassing 600 runs and 30 half-centuries.
Symonds made his mark at the 2003 World Cup, when he scorched Pakistan for an unbeaten 143 in Johannesburg early in the tournament, helping Australia remain unbeaten and defeat India in a one-sided final.
In 2007, the swashbuckling right-hander was a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning team in the West Indies, when they won their fourth 50-over World Cup. Symonds also played 14 Twenty20 Internationals for Australia, scoring 337 runs and collecting eight wickets.
Shane Warne, the legendary leg-spinner, died of a heart attack in Thailand in March, making him the third former Australian cricketer to die in 2022. Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh died of a heart attack earlier this year.
Andrew Symonds Career Controversies
In 2008, Andrew Symonds decided to go fishing instead of attending a team meeting, hence he missed Australia’s one-day series against Bangladesh. He was also penalized for breaking team drinking rules prior to the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup.
With dreadlocks and zinc lotion on his face, Andrew Symonds was a colorful presence in the Australian team.