Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, who has died after a single-vehicle auto accident, was a big-hitting allrounder who built a credible test career and was an exemplar of Australian sport’s prized larrikin tradition. He was 46.
Andrew Symonds Car Accident :CCTV Video:
Andrew Symonds dies in car crash as desperate efforts to revive Aussie great revealed.
He won ODI World Cups in 2003 and 2007, with the former tournament including a stunning, breakout 143 not out against Pakistan that set-up the rest of his career.
Cricket Australia chair Lachlan Henderson said in a statement that Symonds was a “generational talent” and an “instrumental” part in Australia’s World Cup success.
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Authority Confirmed Car Problem. The car overturned after losing control late at night on the streets of Townsville. Queensland police are investigating the accident, which took place in the Harvey Range, about 50 km from Townsville. He left behind his wife and two children at the time of his death.
Symonds’ loss is another bitter blow for Australian cricket after the death in Thailand in March of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne. Wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also died in March aged 74.
What Happened With Andrew Symonds
“Emergency services tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and lone passenger, but he died of his injuries,” Queensland police said on Sunday morning.
Her family also confirmed the sad news and thanked the well-wishers for their messages and asked them to respect their privacy.
The Queenslander became the third Australian cricket legend to die suddenly this year after the tragic deaths of leg-spinner Shane Warne and wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.