Former all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. The recent death of great Shane Warne and Rod Marsh has come as yet another sad blow to the cricketing world. He has played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in India’s IPL. The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 One Day Internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was in a car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night. He was alone in the car. Police said efforts were made to save him but he died after the car skidded off the road and rolled over.
Cricket Australia President Lachlan Henderson said in a statement: “Australian cricket has lost another of its best. Andrew had a talent that played a role in Australia’s success in the World Cup and a significant part of Queensland’s cricket history. Before Symonds’ death, Australian greats Warne and Marsh had unexpectedly died of a heart attack a few months ago. “Unfortunately I have been here very often this year under these circumstances,” former Australia captain Mark Taylor told Channel Nine. Am. I really can’t believe this information. Another sad day for cricket.
Former all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in road accident