Police have confirmed the 46-year-old’s death after a single car accident in Hervey Range, Australia
Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds has died aged 46.
A police statement confirmed the all-rounder was involved in a car accident in Hervey Range, 50 kilometers from Symonds’ home in Townsville, on Saturday night.
“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,” the statement read, per Cricket Australia.
“Emergency services attempted to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died from his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
It adds that, according to a News Corp report, Symonds’ death was confirmed by a statement from his family, in which they “appreciated people’s sympathy and best wishes and asked that their privacy be respected.”
Symonds was one of the most gifted and pioneering cricketers of his generation and made significant contributions to Australia with the red and white ball.
The all-rounder has produced some memorable moments in his 26-Test career, including scores against England and India.
But it was on the one-day international stage that he really thrived. In his 11-year career he made 198 appearances for Australia and was involved in two world titles.
Symonds scored six centuries and 30-half centuries in international 50-over cricket, while his medium pace and off-break bowling also gave the team attacking versatility. He was also one of the most effective outfield players in the game at its peak.
Symonds’ death follows that of fellow Australian cricket legends Shane Warne and Rod Marsh, who both died in March this year.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/breaking-andrew-symonds-cricket-dead-26968020 Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds has died aged 46