Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a automotive crash aged 46.
Police stated they’re investigating the single-vehicle accident that occurred in Queensland at 11pm on Saturday night time.
Symonds, who was born in Birmingham earlier than shifting down below at a younger age, performed 26 Exams, 198 one-day internationals and 14 T20s for Australia and gained the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.
A Cricket Australia assertion learn: “We’re shocked and saddened by the lack of the loveable Queenslander, who has tragically handed away on the age of 46.”
Queensland Police stated: “Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Hervey Vary, round 50 kilometres from Townsville, that’s taken the lifetime of a 46-year-old man.
“Early data signifies, shortly after 11pm the automotive was being pushed on Hervey Vary Highway, close to Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled.
“Emergency providers tried to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, nevertheless, he died of his accidents.
“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
Symonds, who had spells in county cricket with Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Surrey, was identified particularly for his ferocious hitting within the center order and compiled eight centuries throughout his profession, together with a rating of 156 within the Boxing Day Ashes Check towards England in 2006.
Former worldwide team-mates Andrew Gilchrist, Michael Clarke, Jason Gillespie and Darren Lehmann had been amongst many to pay tribute to Symonds.
Former wicketkeeper Gilchrist tweeted crying and heartbreak emojis adopted by the straightforward message: “This actually hurts. #roy #rip” whereas Lehmann wrote on Twitter: “Take care of your self up there nice man, I’m (heartbroken emoji), cherished him a lot and our ideas are with the household at the moment.”
West Indies nice Brian Lara was amongst many from the cricketing world to share their unhappiness on the information.
The 53-year-old tweeted: “We exchanged messages simply hours in the past… what’s actually occurring? Baffled and heartbroken! How may we lose one other iconic determine in our sport so quickly RIP Roy Condolences to Andrew’s household and shut mates.”
India nice Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter: “Andrew Symond’s demise is stunning information for all of us to soak up. Not solely was he a superb all-rounder, but additionally a live-wire on the sector.
“I’ve fond reminiscences of the time we spent collectively in Mumbai Indians. Might his soul relaxation in peace, condolences to his household & mates.”
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahele Jayawardene paid tribute to a “nice competitor who was a lot enjoyable off the sector”, whereas ex-Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez and former England captain Michael Vaughan additionally posted messages in his reminiscence.