Andrew Symonds, a free-spirited Aussie all-rounder, dies in a car accident
Andrew Symonds on Saturday night after the car he was driving crashed in Queensland. andrew was 46 years old and is survived by his wife and two young children.
Australian media quoted a police statement as saying that the car left at 11pm and overturned. “Paramedics team tried to rehabilitate the 46-year-old driver and only one inside. However, he died from his injuries. ”
A member of the 2003 and 2007 World Cup winning teams, he will be remembered for his performance, and for India in the 2007-08 Monkeygate controversy.
Symonds has played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is in 11-year career from 1998 to 2009. Born in Birmingham, he turned down the offer to play for England and opted for Australia.
His numbers could have been much higher, but the free-spirited player was all about impact, not longevity. And he often violated the rules of cricket, finishing his Australian career early.
Australian cricket lost a key third member of the team a few months ago. Last wicket-keeper Rod Marsh, 74, died of a heart attack in Adelaide on March 4
Symonds was an important member of the good side of Australia, especially the ODIs, in the 2000s. It included Warne, Matthew Hayden, Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Gilchrist and Michael Clarke.