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Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds passes away in a car accident

By Alan

May 15, 2022

Leaving the whole cricketing fraternity in shock and disbelief, the former Australian all-rounder and legend of the game, Andrew Symonds passed away on Sunday (15th May 2022). Reports state that the untimely death of the legend was due to a car accident that occurred on the outskirts of Townsville.

Symonds has left behind his wife Laura and two young children, Chloe and Billy. He was a captain’s delight with the versatility and flexibility that he brought to the table. He was there to bat at any given position and fight it out till the end of a contest. His versatility with the ball in hand was also rare as he was both a handy off-spinner and a medium pacer.

The tragic development was confirmed by a statement released by the police, which read- “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."

NewsCorp reported that the cricketer’s family confirmed the passing away of the legend. They recognized and acknowledged the heartfelt wishes and condolences from around the world but also requested privacy at the moment.

Andrew Symonds made his international debut in 1998. He played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is for Australia in his career. In his Test career, he scored 1462 runs at an average of 40.6 and picked up 24 wickets. While in the limited-over format he scored 5088 runs in ODIs at an average of 39.8 and also picked up 133 wickets. He was also more than handy in the shortest format of the game. He scored 337 runs in T20I cricket at a strike rate of 169.3 and also picked up 8 wickets in 14 matches. He also featured in the Indian T20 League for Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Amidst a lot of controversies, he will be remembered as a great cricketer for his brilliant on-field exploits. He was a multidimensional cricketer, who was equally efficient in all the departments of the game. Expressing the sentiments of all the cricket fans we can say, -“Roy, you will be missed.”