New Delhi, May 15: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds reportedly passed away in a car crash on Saturday night at the age of 46.
He is the second famous Australian cricketer to tragically pass away in 2022 after champion leg-spinner Shane Warne died from a heart attack in Thailand in March.
The police informed that Symonds was driving the car and was the sole passenger in the vehicle. Symonds was driving his car on the outskirts of his home state Townsville in Queensland when his car crashed and he died on the spot.
“Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” the police statement confirmed.
“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.” The police added.
Symonds, who was part of the ICC World Cup winning squad in 2003 and 2007 had featured in 198 ODIs. In the course of these matches, he scored six centuries and 30 half-centuries. He also took 133 wickets with his more than handy off-spin and medium pace.
Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 Tests for his country but was perhaps better known for his exploits in white-ball cricket.
Symonds also played 14 T20I for Australia, managing 337 runs and eight wickets.