Australian media shocked everyone when it reported that allrounder Andrew Symonds died in a car crash early Sunday morning. According to police report, Andrew Symonds was found dead in a single person driving car crash on Saturday night outside Townsville in Queensland. The investigation is going on to find out the reason behind the car crash.
Andrew Symonds represented Australia in 198 One day International matches and 28 Tests. He became an important part of Australian One Day side due to his destructive batting style, helpful medium pace, spin bowling and agile fielding. He was feared by many bowlers due to his ability to change the course of the match in any situation with his hard hitting. As a fielder, he formed an unforgettable and hard to penetrate circle in the 30 yards along with Ricky Ponting and others.
He was an impact player and his innings used to create a last impacting on opposition as a finisher. He became a dependable cricketer and then a legend with his contributions in One Day International World Cups for Australia. He was part of 2003 and 2007 World Cup winning sides for Australia. While he always performed well against India, his involvement “Monkey Gate” controversy made him more popular in India and a villain. Harbhajan Singh, the legendary off spinner from India was alleged by Andrew Symonds as calling him Monkey, while batting in a Test match in Australia.
Well, losing a great cricketer like him at an young age of 46 years will remain an irreparable loss for World Cricket. He could have helped many youngsters as a coach, mentor further had he been alive. After Shane Warne’s early death, Andrew Symonds death is shocking Cricketing World. May his family find strength in this difficult hour to cope up with the loss.