Australia’s two-time World Cup winner (2003 and 2007) and former all-rounder Andrew Symonds were killed in a road accident in Townsville, Queenstown. After losing star leg-spinner Shane Warne to Aussies this year, australia is in mourning once again.
The car overturned after losing control late at night on the streets of Townsville. Queensland police are investigating the accident, which took place in the Harvey Range, about 50 km from Townsville. He left behind his wife and two children at the time of his death.
Queensland Police said in a statement: “According to preliminary information, shortly after 11 p.m., the car left the harvey range road near the Alice River Bridge and went out and overturned. ’
Police added, “The driver who was with 46-year-old Symonds has been rescued alive. However, Symonds could not be saved due to excessive bleeding. ’
Cricket Australia mourned Symonds’ death after leg-spin great Shane Warne’s death at the age of 52 due to a suspected heart attack in Thailand two months ago.
Cricket Australia Chairman Latchlan Henderson said: “Australian cricket has lost another great. Andrew was a genius of a generation, who will continue to be a history of Australia’s success in the World Cup and queensland’s cricket prosperity. On behalf of Australian cricket, our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, teammates and friends. ’
Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia and scored 1,462 runs at an average of 40.61 and took 24 wickets, bowling off-spin and medium pace.
Australia registered a 122-run victory against India in the 2008 Sydney Test on the back of his brilliant 162-run unbeaten knock.