Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds killed in a car crash

'The Queenslander was a larger-than-life figure', says Cricket Australia. (Photo: AP)

According to Cricket Australia, Andrew Symonds, a former Australian all-rounder, died in a car accident at the age of 46.

The cricket legend was involved in a single-car accident on Saturday night in Hervey Range, northeast Australia, near Townsville.

Queensland Police issued a statement stating: "Initial reports indicate that shortly after 11 p.m., the vehicle exited the roadway and rolled on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge.

"The driver and only occupant, aged 46, died from his injuries despite efforts by emergency personnel to revive him.

The Forensic Crash Unit is conducting an investigation.

According to Cricket Australia, Symonds was a cult icon during the height of his international career and one of the most talented all-rounders in Australian cricket.

"The Queenslander was a larger-than-life figure who drew a widespread fan base during his peak years for not only his hard-hitting ways but his larrikin persona," the article continued.

Although he was better renowned as a limited-overs specialist, Symonds represented Australia in 26 test matches and scored two centuries.

He represented Australia in 198 one-day internationals and won two World Cups.

After retiring as a player, Symonds became a cricket TV analyst.

Former teammates and opponents of "Roy" Symonds, notably Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan, paid tribute.

Former wicketkeeper Gilchrist posted tears and sadness emoticons on Twitter, followed by a simple remark, "This is very painful. #roy #death"

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted, "Simmo .. This doesn't feel real .. #RIP."

Publish : 2022-05-15 08:41:00

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