Andrew Symonds Dies In Car Crash

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  • Symond's played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals.
  • Emergency services were attempted to revive the driver and sole occupant.
  • Fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh died earlier this year.

Former Australia cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash on Saturday night. Symonds was the sole passenger in the crash just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland and police confirmed that a 46-year-old male died at the scene.“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,” the police statement confirmed.

“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.” Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 Tests for his country, but was perhaps more well known for his exploits in white-ball cricket. With dreadlocks and his face daubed with zinc cream, Symonds always cut a flamboyant figure in the Australian team.

His death is the second famous Australia cricketer to tragically pass away in 2022, after champion leg-spinner Shane Warne died from a heart attack in Thailand in March.

Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also passed away from a heart attack earlier this year. Former Australian captain Allan Border was among those to pay tribute to Symonds on Sunday.

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