Andrew Symonds: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds died in a road accident late Saturday night in Queensland

Andrew Symonds: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident at the age of 46. The accident happened on Saturday night in Queensland, Australia. Andrew Symonds was alone in the car when his speeding car fell victim to a road accident. There is an atmosphere of sorrow in the cricket world due to the untimely death of Andrew Symonds. All-rounder Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 One Day Internationals and 14 Twenty20 matches for Australia between 1998 and 2009. Their deaths are yet another significant loss for Australian cricket following the deaths of former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh and spin legend Shane Warne earlier this year.

A formidable batsman, skilled bowler and excellent fielder, Andrew Symonds was part of the team that won two World Cups (ODIs) for his country. Not only this, he was also part of the team that won Australia’s Ashes over England in 2006-07. Born in Birmingham, Andrew Symonds played county cricket for Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Surrey in the UK. Andrew Symonds holds the joint record for most sixes in an innings of the County Championship.

Andrew Symmonds Career Profile

Andrew Symonds was best known for his stellar performances in one-day cricket, scoring 5,088 runs at an average of 39.75 and taking 133 wickets. He scored the first of his two Test centuries in the 2006 Boxing Day Ashes Test, scoring 156 as Australia won by an innings and 99 runs. But his career was also full of controversies. In 2009 he was sent home from the World Cup in England for disciplinary reasons, ending his international career. During the 2005 tour of England, he was banned for two One Day Internationals after getting drunk in a match against Bangladesh in Cardiff. In August 2008 he was sent home from Australia’s one-day series against Bangladesh in Darwin after missing a mandatory team meeting to go fishing.

Posted By: Arvind Dubey

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