Former Australian cricket all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash. According to the police officials, his car met an accident late Saturday night. Despite several attempts at reviving him, the cricketer lost his life.
Symonds also known as ‘Roy’ in the cricketing circles was a blistering batsman who, according to cricket pundits, played cricket ahead of its time. He represented Australia in 26 Tests, 198 One-Day Internationals, and 14 T20Is.
He was a two-time World Cup winner, winning the Cricket World Cup 2003 and 2007 with Australia. His most memorable knock came against Pakistan at the World Cup 2003 when he smashed the Pakistani bowlers all over the park in a match-winning knock.
Tributes started pouring in as soon as the news of his passing away was announced. Several former cricketers called the legend’s passing a big loss for the cricketing fraternity. Symonds is the third Australian player to have passed away in just over two months with Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne passing away in March earlier this year.