Andrew Symonds Dies In A Car Accident Aged 46

Andrew Symonds Dies In A Car Accident Aged 46

Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds died in a brutal car crash on Saturday. The news has come as a shock for the entire cricketing fraternity as this is the 3rd death of an international Australian cricketer in the last 3 months. Prior to this, the world was taken aback by the passing away of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh a couple of months ago.

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 went on to be 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.

Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds during SCG Test. Photo- Getty
Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds during SCG Test. Photo- Getty

Andrew Symonds Passes Away In A Car Crash

Reportedly, Symonds was killed in a car crash in Queensland at 10:30 pm on Saturday night. Symonds’ family confirmed the news in a tragic statement on Sunday morning. Queensland Police also released a statement wherein it was 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 as a result of his injuries.

Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds. Image-SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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 a couple of months ago when he 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 as he went on to play 198 ODI games for the country scoring more than 5000 runs in the process.

Monkeygate
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His career was also dented with controversies, the most notable of them being the Monkey gate scandal. It took place in the Border-Gavaskar trophy when Indian toured Australia in 2007-08 wherein Symonds was involved in verbal volleys with Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian off-spinner. Symonds was accused of abuse by the Indian team.

Andrew Symonds had his fair bit of glory and controversy throughout his playing days but no one can deny the fact that he was one of the most promising all-rounders in one of the best cricketing teams to have ever graced the sport.

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