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Remembering Andrew Symonds – Australian Test Cricketer


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Australian Cricket is again in mourning as another icon of the game has sadly been killed in a car accident yesterday whilst driving in North Queensland.

Andrew Symonds, a star of the shorter versions of the game was a true all-round Test, One-day and T20 cricketer who was known as a hard-hitting batsman, a bowler at test level and one of the greatest fieldsman Australia has produced.

ABC Australia News is reporting that the accident is still being investigated by Queensland Police, but it appears his 4wd utility rolled on a road outside the city of Townville where he had retired to. He is survived by his wife and 2 kids he adored. Attempts were made to revive him on site but these all failed. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

ABC Australia reports:

“Tributes flowed in from the global cricket community throughout the morning, with former teammate and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist expressing his heartache on Twitter.

 "This really hurts," he wrote.  "Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy."

 Ricky Ponting — who captained Symonds during his Test and ODI careers — also paid tribute to his former teammate on Twitter.

 "If Roy shook your hand you had his word, that's the sort of bloke he was and that's why I always wanted him on my team," Ponting wrote.

 "An extraordinary player and even better human being. Can't believe he's gone."

 Former Australian Test captain Mark Taylor said it was "another tragic day for cricket", after the recent deaths of Shane Warne, Rod Marsh, and Dean Jones.”

Known for his “Larrikan” style and love of fishing, he was sometimes in trouble with the governing bodies. Less well known is that in the off season he trained with the Brisbane Broncos NRL side, skills he no doubt displayed when tackling a streaker on the field!

Rest in Peace Simmo. Shane Warne is waiting in cricketing heaven with a beer for you.

Source: ABC News Australia




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Another legend leaves us. One of the most powerful batsmen I have ever seen. Was pretty handy with ball in hand as well.

Hows this for a knock. 


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