Legendary Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, 46, died in a car crash on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge in Queensland, Australia, when his car left the road and rolled over, said a statement from Queensland Police on Saturday evening.
This is yet another tragic blow to Australian cricket. Symonds is the third Australian cricketing legend to die suddenly this year following the tragic deaths of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh in March.
Many are heartbroken with tweets pouring in to express their shock at Symonds’ death. Australian cricket manager and former cricketer Jason Neil Gillespie has expressed his shock at the news of Symonds’ death. “Horrible news to wake up to,” he tweeted, adding, “Completely devastated. We will all miss you mate.”
Former Fox Cricket teammate and colleague Adam Gilchrist wrote: “This really hurts.”
According to reports from senior cricket reporter Robert Craddock, the Australian all-rounder was killed around 50km from Townsville on Saturday night.
According to a statement from Queensland Police, Symonds was in a car accident around 10.30pm.
Following information of the accident, paramedics arrived at the scene but were unable to revive the former Australian cricketer. Symonds was the only person in the car.
Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia and was an integral part of Australia’s white ball teams that dominated the world between 1999 and 2007.
While playing in retirement, Warne and Symonds were valued members of Fox Cricket’s commentary team.
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