Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died at the age of 46. Cricket Australia wrote on its website that Symonds was a "cult figure" who died in a road accident in Harvey, Queensland on Saturday night.
Attempts were made to rescue the only occupant, Symonds, Queensland police said. However, the car fell off the road. Symonds was seriously injured and died on the spot.
Local police are investigating the incident. They said in a statement that the incident took place shortly after 11pm local time on Harvey Road, 50 kilometers from Townsville. The car fell off the road near the Ellis River Bridge.
Just two months ago, Australia lost two more of their legendary cricketers, Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. Warne died suddenly at a Thai resort shortly before the death of former keeper-batsman Marsh. Warne's death shook the entire cricket world. With that grief, the country lost another big name in their history.
- He was known for his strong batting, brilliant bowling and great fielding.
- He has won two World Cups for Australia. Symonds was also an important part of the team that won the Ashes against England in 2006-07.
- Symonds was born in Birmingham, England.
- He has played county cricket for a long time in the United Kingdom.
- He played for Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Fertilizer.
- Symonds was the previous owner of the record for most sixes in an innings in Ben Stokes County cricket last week, hitting 16 sixes against Glamorgan in 1995.
- Australian cricket has lost to Shane Warne and Rod Marsh this year, this time to Symonds.
- Australian cricketers and cricketers around the world cannot accept the death of Symonds.
- Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted, "Simo ... it doesn't seem to be true."