Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car accident
New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident. Symonds, 46, was involved in a car accident near Townsville, Queensland. Queensland Police said in a statement that Symonds’ car crashed at 10.30 pm on Saturday. Andrew was driving himself. Suddenly his car came off the road and overturned. Emergency services rushed to the scene and tried to rescue Symonds, but he was injured. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating how the accident happened.
Symonds, who has played 26 Tests for Australia, has left an indelible mark in ODI cricket. Symonds was an important part of the Australian team that ruled the cricket world from 1999-2007.
Shocking year for Australian cricket
Cricket fans around the world, including Australia, are saddened by the death of Symonds. Symonds’ death this year is sad after legends like Rod Marsh and Shane Warne said goodbye to the world. Former Australia captain Mark Taylor said, ‘It is another sad day for cricket. Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar tweeted, “We have good relations on and off the field.”
Symonds last played for Australia in May 2009. A month later, he was sent home from the World T20 and Cricket Australia terminated his contract for violating several rules on team alcohol and other issues.