Andrew Symonds, former Australian cricketer, died in a car accident on Saturday evening. He was 46 years old. Details are still emerging about the circumstances surrounding his death but police said there were no suspicious circumstances and he was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Symonds played international cricket for 16 years, but he was also known as an off-field troublemaker.
Andrew David Symonds, born January 3, 1973, is a former international cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He has played 101 Test matches for Australia between 1999 and 2007, scoring 5200 runs including eight centuries at an average of 44.38, with a highest score of 239 not out against Bangladesh in 2004/05. In One Day Internationals he scored 3900 runs at an average of 37.08, including four centuries and 23 half-centuries. In First Class cricket he scored 8892 runs at 42.45 with 11 hundreds and 62 fifties.
Symonds was born in Brisbane and brought up on a farm. He attended Mt Gravatt State High School before heading to King’s School, Parramatta from where he represented his state at junior level. He began his first-class career for Queensland at just 17 and won two Sheffield Shield titles.He made his ODI debut against India during an 1997–98 Coca-Cola tri-series and became one of Australia’s premier all-rounders with both bat and ball after that.
Family and friends are devastated by news of former cricketer Andrew Symonds’s death. The former Australian player died from a brain hemorrhage aged just 46. The news was announced by Queensland Cricket, who paid tribute to his special career with them. His daughter and wife were said to be at his bedside when he passed away yesterday. He had been driving home after going fishing when he crashed into a tree on Logan Road near Beenleigh, south of Brisbane, Queensland Police reported.
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