Andrew Symonds, the former Australia all-rounder, has passed away following to a car crash near the outskirts of the city of Townsville on Sunday. He was 46. Symonds, one of the greatest all-rounders to represent the country, played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Australia and was a two-time World Cup winner.
“Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” a statement, issued by the police, read. “Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
Authorities did not name Symonds, but he was widely identified by multiple media outlets and former players.
“Horrendous news to wake up to,” tweeted former Australian teammate Jason Gillespie. “Utterly devastated. We’re all gonna miss you mate.”
Adam Gilchrist, another former teammate and fellow commentator, wrote: “This really hurts,” while Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was “devastated”.
“We shared a great relationship on & off the field. Thoughts & prayers with the family,” he tweeted.
(For more updates stay tuned with DNP India)