Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds died in a brutal car crash. The news has come as a shock to the entire cricketing fraternity. This is the 3rd death of an Australian international cricketer in three months. Before this, the world was taken aback by the passing away of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh a couple of months ago.
Andrew Symonds was a great servant of Australian cricket throughout his stint with the Australia National Cricket Team. Having made his international debut in 1998, he was a part of Australia’s 2 World Cup-winning squads in 2003 and 2007. Symonds was also a part of the Indian Premier League, wherein he played for Deccan Chargers before moving to Mumbai Indians.
Symonds was killed in a car crash in Queensland.
Andrew Symonds Passes Away In A Car Crash
Reportedly, Symonds was killed in a car crash in Queensland. Symonds’ family confirmed the news in a tragic statement on Sunday morning. Queensland Police also released a report that confirmed that Andrew Symonds could not survive a brutal car crash on Saturday. Paramedics attempted to revive the 46-year-old, but he later died at the scene due to his injuries.
Symonds is now survived by his wife Laura and young children Chloe and Billy. The entire cricketing fraternity has been rocked by the passing away of another Australian legend. Symonds’ old friend and the spin wizard, Shane Warne, sadly left the world aged 52 months ago. Shane passed away due to Cardiac Arrest.
An International Career Marked With Glory And Controversies.
Andrew Symonds’ international career span lasted for almost 11 years. Having made his international debut in 1998 for Australia, Symonds played only 28 Test matches for the legendary Australian side. However, he had a significant contribution to the Australian ODI squad. He went on to play 198 ODI games for the country, scoring more than 5000 runs in the process.