Andrew Symonds died
Andrew Symonds died

Andrew Symonds, A Former Australian Cricket Icon Died At 46!

The death of former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has shocked the cricket world. Symonds, 46, died in a single-car accident outside Townsville, where he lived, on Saturday night. At the moment, Symonds was the only one in the automobile. The crash is being investigated by Queensland Police. Only 10 weeks ago, Symonds used Instagram to pay respect to his old teammate Shane Warne, who died of a heart attack in Thailand.

β€œDevastated, I’m hoping this is all a bad dream I can’t get my head around never seeing you again. Love to all the Warne family I’m speechless”, Symonds wrote.

Symonds’ last post on the social networking site. Social media was flooded with condolences for the talented all-rounder, who captivated cricket fans with aggressive batting and fast fielding. Former teammates, coworkers, and fans were taken aback. Many others expressed their anguish, including legendary wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who said it “truth hurts.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who was also on the panel with Symonds, tweeted: “Simmo… This doesn’t feel right… #RIP.” Cricket Australia described Symonds as “one of the most dynamic and versatile all-rounders of his generation” in a statement.

“Andrew was a much-loved and admired cricketer in Australia and throughout the world,” CA CEO Nick Hockley said.

β€œHe will be sadly missed by the Australian cricket community and particularly his very close friends at the Queensland Bulls where he was a popular and much-admired teammate and friend.”

Symonds was born in Birmingham, England, and played for the city’s cricket team. However, he went to Australia at a young age and chose to wear green and gold. Symonds was a major player of Australia’s World Cup-winning ODI sides in 2003 and 2007, appearing 198 times in the 50-over game, accumulating 5088 runs and collecting 133 wickets.

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Once labeled as a white-ball specialist, Symonds transformed himself into a superb Test player with an amazing record. He wore the baggy green 26 times and scored 1462 runs at a 40.61 average.

Symonds, one of Australia’s most popular athletic figures, effectively transitioned into commentary once his playing days were done, working for Fox Sports for the past four years.

Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley said in a statement: β€œAndrew Symonds was one of a kind.

β€œWe awake to this shocking news and our deepest sympathies are with his wife Laura, two boys, and all of his workmates and dear friends throughout Fox Sports and the Cricket fraternity.”

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