Previous Australia all-rounder and double-cross World Cup champ Andrew Symonds has passed on following a fender bender in Queensland, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.
Symonds was matured 46. He had played 238 matches, including 26 Tests, for Australia between 1998-2009. He was additionally an individual from Australia’s World Cup-winning groups in 2003 and 2007 and showed up in 198 one-day internationals notwithstanding 14 T20 Internationals.
Police said the mishap happened in Hervey Range, 50km from Townsville on Saturday night. The vehicle Symonds was driving left the street and rolled, as indicated by a police explanation, which portrayed it as a solitary vehicle occurrence.
Queensland Police said an examination concerning the accident has been opened.
“Crisis administrations endeavored to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole inhabitant, in any case, he passed on from his wounds,” the police proclamation said.
CA director Lachlan Henderson said Australian cricket had lost “one more of its absolute best”.
“Andrew was a generational ability who was instrumental in Australia’s prosperity at World Cups and as a component of Queensland’s rich cricket history,” he said in a proclamation.
“He was a faction figure to numerous who was prized by his fans and companions,” he said. “For Australian cricket, our most profound feelings are with Andrew’s family, partners, and companions.”
“Appalling news to awaken to,” tweeted previous Australian partner Jason Gillespie. “Crushed. We as a whole will miss you mate.”
Adam Gilchrist, another previous colleague, and individual observer stated: “This truly harms,” while Pakistani quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was “crushed”.
“We shared an incredible relationship on and off the field. Considerations and supplications with the family,” he tweeted.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said he was “tormented and heartbroken” at Symonds’ passing. “A man of remarkable ability, he was a genuinely nonconformist!”
Symonds’ deadly accident comes only months after the passings of individual Australian greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh, who both kicked the bucket from cardiovascular failures.
The amazing Symonds was gigantically famous, not just for his hard-hitting way to deal with the game yet in addition for his agreeable character.
He was broadly viewed as one of the most gifted all-rounders Australian cricket has seen and was a critical individual from the group that won consecutive 50-over World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
However, he was likewise associated with the scandalous “monkey gate” outrage in 2008 that sent him into a descending winding.
Symonds blamed India spinner Harbhajan Singh for considering him a “monkey” in the 2008 New Year Test in Sydney.
Singh, who denied any bad behavior, was suspended for three matches, however, the boycott was toppled when India took steps to stop the visitors in what was a depressed spot in India-Australia cricket relations.
The Australian player later uncovered it incurred significant damage and he started drinking vigorously.
His Cricket Australia contract was removed in June 2009 after he was sent home from the World Twenty20 in England following the most recent in a progression of liquor-related thoughtless activities.
Notwithstanding the hostility, Symonds and Harbhajan in the long run made up and played together in the Indian Premier League.