Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident at the age of 46. The accident happened on Saturday night in Queensland, Australia. Andrew Symonds was alone in the car when his speeding car fell victim to a road accident.
There is an atmosphere of sorrow in the cricket world due to the untimely death of Andrew Symonds. All-rounder Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 One Day Internationals and 14 Twenty20 matches for Australia between 1998 and 2009. Symonds’ death is yet another significant loss for Australian cricket following the death of former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh and spin legend Shane Warne earlier this year.
A formidable batsman, skilled bowler and excellent fielder, Andrew Symonds was part of the team that won two World Cup trophies (ODIs) for his country. Not only this, he was also part of the team that won Australia’s Ashes over England in 2006-07.
Born in Birmingham, Andrew Symonds played county cricket for Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Surrey in the UK. Andrew Symonds holds the joint record for most sixes in an innings of the County Championship.