Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash. His car crashed in Queensland.
According to the French news agency AFP, the incident is being considered as a major blow to sports after the recent death of Shane Warren and people are expressing their regret over the incident.
The 46-year-old played 26 Tests and 198 ODIs during his career.
Andrew Symonds was an aggressive batsman and a good bowler while also being known for his excellent fielding.
Andrew Symonds represented Australia against England in the 2006 and 2007 Ashes series.
Andrew Symonds was born in Birmingham, UK and started playing cricket during his school days. He soon came to the notice of cricket clubs and played county cricket from England county cricket clubs as well as Lancashire and Surrey.
Andrew also had the record for most sixes in a county.
He hit 16 sixes while playing for Gloucestershire against Morgan in 1995. His record was broken last week after 29 years by Ben Stokes.
Police say the accident happened on Saturday night. His car overturned due to high speed. After the accident, local emergency personnel tried to rescue him but could not survive.
Former Australian cricketer Jason Gallups shared a picture of Andrew in a tweet on Saturday night, writing: “Awesome news, we will miss you so much.”
Former player and commentator Adam Gilchrist wrote, “It’s really painful.”
Similarly, Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar shared his picture and wrote that he is very sad.
“We had a great relationship on and off the field,” he added. Condolences to the family.
Andrew was known as one of the best all-rounders and he gained a lot of fame for his outstanding performances. However, during his career in 2008 he also fell victim to the ‘Monkey Gate’ scandal, which damaged his reputation.
Symonds had accused Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh of calling him a ‘monkey’ but Harbhajan Singh denied this, after which Harbhajan Singh was banned for three matches and the tour was ended by India. The ban was lifted following threats to do so.