Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds. Image: Twitter

Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds died on Saturday (May 14) night at the age of 46 in a car accident about 50 kilometers outside Townsville, a coastal city in the northeastern part of Queensland state in Australia.

Just hours before his unnatural death, Symonds had shared a humorous text message to Fox Sports boss Steve Crawley.

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According to a Courier Mail report, the message contained a hilarious remark about American football (NFL) star Tom Brady will be paid a staggering amount of $540million over 10 years to work as a commentator for Fox’s US arm.

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Crawley also shared his views about Symonds’ personality apart from the one as a cricketer.

When he (Symonds) first started doing a bit of commentary towards the end of his playing days, he said he’d commentate for us if our kids could sit with him while he did it,’ Crawley told Courier Mail.

‘He wasn’t doing that for himself. He made their day,” he added.

Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds
Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds. Image: Twitter

Andrew Symonds’ international career

Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20 International matches for the Australian national team in an international career, that spanned over a decade (1998-2009).

Symonds scored 6887 runs across all formats, averaging 40.27 in 238 international matches. He also picked 165 wickets in his career.

Symonds was part of Ricky Ponting’s victorious Australia in the 2003 and 2007 World Cup. In a match against Pakistan in the 2003 WC in Johannesburg, Symonds tore apart a formidable Pakistan bowling attack comprising Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shoaib Akhtar.

Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds is a streaker with his shoulder. Image-SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

The right-handed batter remained unbeaten on 143 off 125 balls, his innings was laced with 18 fours and two sixes, striking at 114.

Symonds retired from all formats of cricket in 2012 and became a regular member of broadcasting for Australia’s international games and Big Bash League (BBL).

He played for Surrey, now-defunct team Deccan Chargers, and Mumbai Indians in domestic competitions in India and England.

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