The Legendary Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is no more in the world. He died in a car crash on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge about 11 pm on Saturday. This is the great shocking news for the Australian cricket board and fan after losing their Legendary Leg spinner San Warn early this year. He was the most valuable Australian all-rounder cricketer.
His age is only 46 and this is really unbelievable for everyone to pass away at an early age. Symonds was born in Birmingham but raised in Australia, He is called Roy to his nearest.
Queensland police said, “it left the roadway and rolled.”
A police statement added that “Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.”
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Andrew Symonds Cricket Career
Andrew Symonds (the legendary all-rounder) played his international debut match for Australia in 1998. He played 198 one-day international matches (ODI), 26 test matches and 14 T20s for Australia between 1998 and 2009. He scored 1462 runs in 26 test career at a 40.61 average and picked 24 wickets with his off spin in his 26 test career. This all-rounder scored 162 (not out) runs against India in the 2008 Sydney test helping Australia to get 122 run victory. Click here to see the Century.
Before his international career, he played county cricket in the UK for Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey. He also played for Queensland for 17 seasons. Seeing his great performance in the county league, the England cricket council offered him to play in England national team. But refused the offer and expressed his seeking for playing in the Australian cricket team. Symonds got chance in Australia’s national team after 3 years.
Symonds also played IPL for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians. Deccan Chargers fan will fans will remain his great knock of 117 costing 53 balls.
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Symonds World Cup Career
He addressed his talent to the ODI world in 2003 against Pakistan in the 2003 world cup first match. Andrew Symonds scored 143 runs in that match. It was the highest score for any Australian in the 2003 world cup. The match-winning runs came from just 125 deliveries and featured 18 fours and two sixes. In that world cup, He scored undefended 91 runs and took 3 wickets against Srilanka in the Semi-Final match.
He also contributed a lot in 2007 ODI world cup for Australia. Roy finished his twin world cup campaigns with an average of 103 and a strike rate of 93.29. He drew the attention of the world’s cricket fans with his two world cup performances.
Symonds resigned from his international career in 2012. But his career was not out of controversy. He was sent home from the T20 world cup in England in 2009 for disciplinary reasons. He also dropped from his Australia team in August 2008 against Bangladesh for an interesting reason. Symonds missed a compulsory team meeting going fishing.
After resigning from cricket Symonds had been working as a TV commentator and he was a regular on the microphone for Big Bash League broadcasts
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World Cricketers Tributes And Twitted for Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds’s nickname was “Roy”, The cricketing world showed respect and mourn on their Twitter and different social media post including former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist and fast bowler Jason Gllispie.
Vale Andrew Symonds.
We are shocked and saddened by the loss of the loveable Queenslander, who has tragically passed away at the age of 46. pic.twitter.com/ZAn8lllskK
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 15, 2022
Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist Twitted, ‘This really hurts. #roy #rip’
In another twitted Gilchrist said, ”Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy.”
Former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar tweeted: “Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia. We shared a great relationship on & off the field. Thoughts & prayers with the family.”
Jason Gillespie twitted, ‘Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.’
Glenn Maxwell twitted, ‘Can’t believe what I’ve just woken up to Thinking of his family, his teammates and everyone in the cricket community. We’ve lost another one of our hero’s’.