Australian cricket ‘cult hero’ Andrew Symonds killed in automobile crash in Queensland


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Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a automobile crash aged 46, Cricket Australia has introduced.

The cricket nice was concerned in a single-car crash on Saturday night time in Hervey Vary close to Townsville in northeast Australia.

Queensland Police stated in an announcement: “Early info signifies, shortly after 11pm the automobile was being pushed on Hervey Vary Street, close to Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled.

“Emergency providers tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, nonetheless, he died of his accidents.

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”

Australia's Andrew Symonds cuts the ball during their second cricket test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Jan. 2, 2008. Symonds has died, Saturday, May 14, 2022, after a single-vehicle auto accident near Townsville in northeast Australia. He was 46. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
‘The Queenslander was a larger-than-life determine’, says Cricket Australia. Pic: AP

Cricket Australia described Symonds as “a cult hero throughout the peak of his worldwide taking part in profession and one of the expert all-rounders Australian cricket has seen”.

“The Queenslander was a larger-than-life determine who drew a widespread fan base throughout his peak years for not solely his hard-hitting methods however his larrikin persona,” it added.

Symonds performed 26 check matches for Australia and posted two centuries, however he was higher generally known as a limited-overs specialist.

He performed 198 one-day worldwide for Australia, and received two World Cups.

After retiring as a participant, Symonds turned a commentator for cricket broadcasters.

Former teammates and opponents together with Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan paid tribute to Symonds, affectionately generally known as “Roy”.

Former wicketkeeper Gilchrist tweeted crying and heartbreak emojis adopted by the easy message: “This actually hurts. #roy #rip”

Ex-England captain Vaughan wrote: “Simmo .. This does not really feel actual .. #RIP”.

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