Andrew Symonds sadly passed away on Sunday at the age of just 46. The Aussie star was loved by fans and left viewers in hysterics as he shared his best impression of Geoffrey Boycott.
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Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds once let his fellow commentators down when he delivered a brilliant Geoffrey Boycott impression. Symonds tragically died on Sunday after being involved in a single car accident in Hervey Range.
Unsurprisingly, the Aussie star, who scored six centuries and 30 half-centuries in international cricket over 50 in a stellar 11-year ODI career, has garnered many honours. Symonds’ impact on the game was evident in the honors, from his efforts on and off the pitch.
The 46-year-old not only distinguished himself as a player, but also often appeared as a commentator after his career and showed just as much talent with the microphone as with bat and ball.
One particular piece of commentary long remembered by cricket fans is Symonds’ remarkable impression of the English legend and well-known commentator Boycott. While commentating on a 2017 Big Bash League clash between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars, the Australian left his fellow commentators and those at home in the lurch.
In his best Yorkshire accent – which sounded impressively boycott – he said: “We’re back at WACA and Scorchers are in real trouble.” After his comment, laughter could be heard from the rest of his expert team from the comment box.
Symonds continued his act, saying: “Gannon is going to screw up his second ball. They beat up the Scorchers tonight, ridiculous at times. Bang, smash the side of the leg for four runs.” Fellow commentator Adam Gilchrist savored the sentiment and echoed the joke.
Laughing, Gilchrist said: “Yes, well called Geoffrey Boycott and fellow Yorkshireman Tim Bresnan is stepping into his work.” Five years later, Gilchrist has paid a heartbreaking tribute to his former team-mate, colleague and friend, revealing he was “stunned”. .
The 50-year-old told Sen : “Just stunned, I can’t believe we’re the cricket world in this room again. Everyone who had anything to do with “Symo” knew exactly what he was like. He was one of the good guys, a real guy with heart and soul that made you really happy – he just lit up the room, wherever he was.”
A police statement per Cricket Australia confirmed that emergency services tried to save Symonds but the 46-year-old died of his injuries. The statement read: “Early information indicates the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge just after 11pm when it left the carriageway and rolled. Emergency services tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died from his injuries. Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/andrew-symonds-impression-geoffrey-boycott-26971888 Andrew Symonds failed other commentators with the impression of Geoffrey Boycott