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‘First Warne, now Symonds’- Kohli, Babar, and others grief as Andrew Symonds passes away in a road accident

By BetBarter Staff

May 15, 2022

Andrew Symonds, a former Australian all-rounder and cricket icon, died on Sunday (15th May 2022). According to a statement issued by the police, the legend passed away in a car accident on the outskirts of Townsville. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year old, but he could not make it due to his injuries.

"Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating," read the police report.

Andrew Symonds made his international debut in 1998. He represented Australia in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is.  He scored 1462 runs at an average of 40.6 and took 24 wickets in the longest format of the game while in the One-Day Internationals, he scored 5088 runs at an average of 39.8, taking 133 wickets as well. He was also quite useful in the game's shortest format. In 14 T20I matches, he scored 337 runs at a strike rate of 169.3 and took 8 wickets. He also played for Hyderabad and Mumbai in the Indian T20 League.

The cricketing world was stunned by the death of the legendary cricketer. Many took to Twitter to express their grief for Symonds. "If Roy shook your hand you had his word, that’s the sort of bloke he was and that's why I always wanted him on my team. An extraordinary player and even better human being. Can’t believe he’s gone. Thoughts are with his family at this time," his former teammate Ricky Ponting wrote.

Here is how the Cricketing Fraternity reacted