Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash on Saturday night. The 46-year-old was involved in a single accident outside Townsville in the state of Queensland.
Police said the rescue service tried to revive the driver and the only passenger, but he died of his injuries after the car left the road and rolled.
Symond’s fatal accident comes just months after the deaths of other Australian greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh, who both died of heart attacks.
The Bigger Than Life Symonds was hugely popular for being one of the most skilled all-rounder and was a key member of the team that won the back-to-back 50-over World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
Andrew Symonds played 26 Test matches for Australia and posted two centuries, but he was better known as a limiter specialist. He played 198 one-day internationals for Australia and won two World Cups.
After retiring as a player, Symonds became a popular commentator for cricket broadcasters.
Following the tragic news of Symond’s death, the cricket world said goodbye to the legend. The cricketers shared their sympathies on Twitter. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist expressed his dismay at the news.