Former Australian try cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died following a automobile accident in Queensland, Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday (May 15).
Symonds was aged 46. He had carried out 26 assessments for Australia.
Police talked in regards to the accident occurred in Hervey Fluctuate, 50 km from Townsville on Saturday night time. The automobile Symonds was driving left the freeway and rolled, based on a police assertion, which described it as a single automobile incident.
“Australian cricket has misplaced one different of its highest,” talked about Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson in a press launch.
“Andrew was a generational expertise who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as a part of Queensland’s wealthy cricket historic earlier.
“He was a cult determine to many who was treasured by his followers and buddies.
“On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, team-mates, and friends.”
Symonds was a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning groups in 2003 and 2007 and appeared in 198 one-day internationals along with 26 assessments from 2004 to 2008.
Recognized for his swashbuckling center order batting reveals, he was an achieved all-rounder who could bowl each off-spin and medium tempo.
“Everyone had him earmarked as a white ball participant,” former team-mate Mark Taylor educated Channel 9.
“He wished to level out to the world he could play try cricket and he did that methodology.
“He was merely an entertainer. He wished to go within the market and have pleasing and play the sport he remembered to play it as a toddler.
“At events he acquired in hassle for not going to teaching or maybe having just some too many beers…nonetheless that’s the strategy he lived his life and the easiest way he wanted to play his cricket moreover.”
Symonds’ dying occurred with Australian cricket nonetheless coming to phrases with the the passing of all-time greats Rod Marsh and Shane Warne, who each died in March.
Queensland Police talked about an investigation into the crash has been opened.
“Early data signifies, shortly after 11 pm the automobile was being pushed on Hervey Fluctuate Freeway, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” the police assertion talked about.
“Emergency suppliers tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, nonetheless, he died of his accidents.
“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”