Australian international cricketer Andrew Symonds has passed away at the age of 46.
Get to know who Symonds was, and the cause of his death.
Who Was Andrew Symonds?
Born on June 9, 1975, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Andrew Symonds was an Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder.
Symonds was an integral part in two World Cup winning squads. Symonds was a right-handed middle order batsman. He alternated between medium space and off-spin bowling.
He was also renowned for his outstanding fielding abilities.
After mid-2008, Symonds had a lengthy absence off the team because of disciplinary motives, which included alcohol. In June 2009, Symonds was expelled at the end of his participation in the 2009 World Twenty20, his third suspension, expulsion, or exclusion from the selection in the space of one year.
The contract that he signed was cancelled, and a lot of cricket experts speculated that the Australian administration would no longer be tolerant of him, and Symonds could decide to announce that he was retiring.
On February 16, 2012, Symonds announced his retirement from all cricket forms in a bid to spend more time with his family life.
Andrew Symonds Cause Of Death: How Did Andrew Symonds Die?
Symonds died in a single-vehicle car crash in Townsville, Queensland, on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the age of 46.
The incident happened at about 10:30 pm on Saturday in Hervey Range, 50 km west of Townsville in far north Queensland. He died of injuries when his vehicle left the road and rolled.
Symonds’ family confirmed his death and thanked friends and fans for their sympathy and support.
Meanwile, Queensland Police has released a statement following his death, saying: “Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.”
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