Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds.

Former Australian two-time World Cup-winning cricketer, Andrew Symonds, passed away at the age of 46 following a car crash outside of Townsville, reports from Queensland Police have confirmed.

Symonds’ car rolled off the road and he succumbed to the injuries sustained. Medical professionals tried to revive him but the efforts were futile. The tragic loss to Australian cricket comes on the back of Shane Warne’s death in March.

Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometers from Townsville, that’s taken the life of a 46-year-old man.

Tributes Pour In As Andrew Symonds Passes Away At The Age Of 46 Following Car Crash
Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds.

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. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries,” the police report read.

Andrew Symonds’ 11-year-long career

The all-rounder was a multi-functional cricketer who was capable of batting at any position. He was one of the greatest fielders and was also able to contribute with the ball with his seam-up and off-spin bowling.

Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia over a period of 5 years where he scored 1,462 runs at an average of 40.61. In 198 ODIs, he scored 5,088 runs including six centuries with a highest of 156. He also took 133 wickets, including best figures of 5/18.

Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds
Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds

Following Symonds’ death, former teammates and cricketers from worldwide condoled his demise. “Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history.”

He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends. On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, team-mates, and friends,” CA chair Lachlan Henderson stated.

Here are a few of the tributes to Andrew Symonds:

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