Another huge blow hits Australian cricket as their legend Andrew Symonds dies in a car crash on Saturday night. 2022 has been a year of mourning for the Aussie cricket as they had lost Rod Marsh and spin king Shane Warne within 24 hours in March. Now in the middle of May, they have lost another world cup winning legend in Symonds. According to reports the 46-years-old retired allrounder, Andrew Symonds dies in a car crash. Best T20 Batsmen of All Time (2022 Update).
Andrew Symonds Dies in a Car Crash
On the Saturday night of 14th May, Symonds was driving on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge. He was in a car and was the only occupant inside the vehicle. A horrific crash took place around 10:30-11 pm. The spot was something 50 km away from Townsville, Senior cricket journalist Robert Craddock has confirmed. According to reports, his car left the road and rolled.
|Reason for Symonds’s Death||Car Crash|
|Date||14th of May, 2022 (Saturday Night)|
|Time||Around 10:30-11 pm|
|Location||Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge, 50 km away from Townsville|
|How did the accident happen?||The car left the road and rolled|
|Age during death||46|
Paramedics arrived at the scene immediately but all their efforts went in vain as the team failed to revive the mid-40-aged legend. Although nothing has been clear yet, it seems like he suffered a horrific injury and died of it. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and we are hopeful for crucial news within the coming hours. We will inform you of more news as soon as we receive more info.
We’re still in the early hours after the incident. Hence, we can’t notify you about the fans’ reactions and other cricketers’ opinions. But as he was a fans’ favorite and it will be a huge blow for both fans and his teammates for sure. After his retirement from cricket Symonds became a part of the Fox Sports’ commentary team and earned fame through his new profession as well.
Andrew Symonds Career
The prolific allrounder was an integrated part of the Australian white-ball side that dominated the world between 1998 to 2007. He was a tremendous hitter of the cricket ball and a handy bowler for his skippers. Symonds took part in 26 test matches and managed to score 1462 runs with an individual best of 162. He also had 24 test wickets beside his name. Australia T20 World Cup Squad 2022 (Probable XI).
Well, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-born cricketer was mainly renowned for his specialty in white-ball cricket. He played in as many as 198 ODIs and managed to collect more than 5 thousand runs. His individual top score in ODI cricket was 156. Andrew Symonds the recently passed away cricketer had a wonderful S/R in the ODIs which was more than 92! The middle-order batsman cum spinner/medium-pacer had hit more than 100 sixes in ODI cricket and also took 133 wickets in this format. During his glorious career, Symonds played in 3 ICC CWC and won all 3 of them.
Symonds also played in 14 T20I and scored 337 runs with an S/R of around 170 and an average of 48+. The cricketer who used to be known as “Roy” among his teammates, made his international debut in November 1997 against Pakistan in the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Interestingly, his last match was also against Pakistan in May 2009 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Apart from these, Symonds also featured in the Indian Premier League for 4 seasons and represented Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians. He was a vital member of Deccan’s IPL clinching side in 2009 in South Africa.