Previous Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has kicked the bucket after a solitary vehicle car crash close to Townsville in upper east Australia. He was 46. Cricket Australia revealed Symonds’ demise on its site on Sunday, refering to a police proclamation with subtleties of the mishap late Saturday night.
It depicted Symonds as “a clique legend during the pinnacle of his worldwide playing vocation and one of the most gifted allrounders Australian cricket has seen”.
“The Queenslander was an awesome figure who drew a far and wide fan base during his pinnacle a long time for his hard-hitting ways as well as his larrikin persona.”
Symonds played 26 test matches for Australia and posted two centuries, however he was also called a restricted overs trained professional. He played 198 one-day global for Australia and won two World Cups.
Subsequent to resigning as a player, Symonds turned into a well known pundit for cricket telecasters.
Queensland Police said the mishap happened at Hervey Range, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Townsville.
“Early data shows, soon after 11 pm the vehicle was being driven on Hervey Range Road, close to Alice River Bridge when it left the street and rolled,” a police proclamation said. “Crisis administrations endeavored to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole tenant. In any case, he passed on from his wounds.”
Previous Australian commander Allan Border was among those to honor Symonds on Sunday.
Line said Symonds “hit the ball far and simply needed to engage”.
“He was, as it were, a smidgen of an older style cricketer,” Border told the Nine Network. “He was an explorer, cherished his fishing, he adored climbing, setting up camp. Individuals loved his exceptionally laid-back style.”
That style carried Symonds into struggle with power late in his vocation.
In 2008, he missed Australia’s one-day series against Bangladesh subsequent to going fishing when he was expected to go to a group meeting. He additionally was focused preceding the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup for breaking group rules around liquor.
With dreadlocks and his face wiped with zinc cream, Symonds generally cut a flashy figure in the Australian group.
His misfortune is one more unpleasant blow for Australian cricket after the demise in Thailand in March of amazing leg-spinner Shane Warne. Wicketkeeper Rod Marsh additionally passed on in March matured 74.