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Who was Andrew Symonds?

Andrew Symonds (9 June 1975 – 14 May 2022) was an Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder.

He was an important member of two World Cup winning squads. Symonds played as a right-handed, middle order batsman and alternated between medium pace and off-spin bowling. He was also notable for his exceptional fielding skills.

Andrew Symonds dies in a car accident, aged 46

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died aged 46 in a car accident, about 50 kilometers outside Townsville on Saturday (May 14) night.

In a statement, Queensland Police said they were investigating the single-car crash in Hervey Range Road. “Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled.

“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.”

Confirming the shocking development, Cricket Australia issued a statement attributed to chair Lachlan Henderson. “Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history.

Andrew Symonds Biography, Wiki

Andrew Symonds was born in the UK, where one of his biological parents was Afro-Caribbean, whereas another one was of European descent. He was then adopted by an English couple, Ken and Barbara. Ken and Barbara took moved to Australia with Andrew Symonds when he was just three months old.

He played his junior cricket for the Wanderers club in Townsville. It is said that Symonds and his father used to make a 270 km return trip twice a week to focus on his career.

He had one adopted sibling and two non-adopted siblings. Symonds had a chance to represent England in international cricket, but he denied the opportunity to play for the England-A side in 1995. He finally made his Australian debut in 1998 against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Born on June 9, 1975 in Birmingham, Symonds had the option of playing for either of England or Australia, but he chose the Aussies.

Symonds made his first-debut for Queensland during the 1994-95 season.

He scored 108 not out which was his maiden first class century.

Andrew Symonds Biography Wikipedia
Andrew Symonds
NameAndrew Symonds
Nick NameAndrew Symonds(Roy)
Full NameAndrew Symonds
Date of Birth9 June 1975
Marital statusMarried
Birth PlaceBirmingham, United Kingdom
Age46 Years
Profession Cricketer
EducationYet to be update
CollegeYet to be update
SchoolYet to be update
Andrew Symonds Died14 May 2022, Hervey Range, Australia
AwardYet to be update

Andrew Symonds Cause of Death

Symonds was killed in a single-vehicle road accident in Townsville, Queensland, on 14 May 2022, at the age of 46. Queensland Police said in a statement that Symonds was driving on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge when his car left the road and rolled at around 10:30 pm local time.

Symonds was the only occupant of the car. Paramedics responded and attempted to revive him, but Symonds was pronounced dead at the scene.

Andrew Symonds Career

He made his ODI debut for Australia in 1998, against Pakistan at Lahore. He bowled just two overs, and didn’t get an opportunity to bat.

He had to wait six years from then to make his Test debut, before eventually playing against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2004. He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings, before making 24 in the second. He picked up a wicket in the first innings.

He made his T20I debut in 2005 against New Zealand, smashing 32 runs off just 13 balls as Australia cantered to victory.

His career picked up pace after 2003 World Cup where he scored an unmatchable 143 off 125 balls to lead Australia from a score of 86/4 to a 300 plus score. From then he averaged nearly 45 in all formats with a strike rate of 90-plus.

Known for his aggressive behavior, his temperament became a problem when he skipped a team meeting in 2005 to go fishing for which he was sacked from the national team.

In the same year he was banned for two ODIs when he turned up drunk on the morning of the match against Bangladesh.

Symonds has played for Deccan Chargers in the first three seasons of the IPL, for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2011.

He scored 16 sixes and build up a score of 254 not out in county cricket in 1994. which was a record for the most sixes hit in a First class innings which remained unbroken for 20 years.

This record was later broken by Colin Munro of New Zealand who recorded 23 sixes during a game between Auckland and Central Districts in March 2015.

Symonds broke the team rule against drinking and was thereby dropped from the squad in England on 2009 World T20 and following that his contract with Cricket Australia was annulled.

He thus retired from Test in 2009 but continued playing in IPL, but ultimately retired from all cricket in February 2012.

Andrew Symonds Controversies

Andrew alleged that India’s Harbhajan Singh made racist remarks during the Sydney Test in 2008. His allegation was that Bhajji called him a monkey during an altercation on the field.

The Indian spinner categorically denied this. When the matter was open, Harbhajan was initially banned. But during the hearing in front of the judge, he told in his clarification that he did not say monkey but he told Mainu.

Andrew Symonds tell that There was a misunderstanding due to this Punjabi word. Due to this matter, there was also a tussle between the Cricket Board of India and Australia. Later Harbhajan got a clean chit and the tour was completed.

After this Andrew Symonds remained more in controversies. Once instead of attending a team meeting, he went fishing. Then they got into a fight in a pub. In 2009, he was sent home during the 2009 World T20 after he got drunk.

Similarly, he had reached barefoot and wearing a cowboy hat to meet Malcolm Speed, the then CEO of Cricket Australia, for a contract meeting. He got into many controversies after drinking alcohol. Later it was revealed that he had a disease of drinking alcohol. This habit did not leave him.

Andrew Symonds FAQ’s

Who was Andrew Symonds?

Andrew Symonds (9 June 1975 – 14 May 2022) was an Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder.

How old was Andrew Symonds?

Andrew Symonds died at 46.

How did Andrew Symonds die?

Australian international cricketer Andrew Symonds died at the age of 46 in a single-vehicle car accident in Townsville, Queensland on 14 May 2022.

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