In yet another tragic news emerging from the Australian cricket fraternity, former all-rounder Andrew Symonds, one of the best ODI players of his time, has died in a car accident that took place near Townsville on May 14 around 11 pm. He was 46.
"Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is between 1998 and 2009 and was instrumental to Australia’s World Cup wins of 2003 and 2007.
"Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia's success at World Cups and as part of Queensland's rich cricket history. He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends. On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew's family, team-mates, and friends,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
After retiring from all forms of the game in 2012, he worked as a commentator for Cricket Australia.