Australian Cricket Star Andrew Symonds Dies

Australian Cricket Star Andrew Symonds Dies

In Car Crash, RIP

In Car Crash, RIP 

The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals, was involved in a single-car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night.

Melbourne: Swashbuckling former all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car crash, Cricket Australia said Sunday

in another tragic blow for the sport after the recent deaths of fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.

The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was involved in a single-car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night.

Police said emergency services attempted to revive the driver and sole occupant, but he died from his injuries after the car left the road and rolled.

Australian cricket has lost another of its very best," Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said in a statement.

"Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia's success at World Cups and as part of Queensland's rich cricket history.

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"He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends," he added.

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Symonds' fatal crash comes just months after the deaths of fellow Australian greats Warne and Marsh, who both died unexpectedly from heart attacks.

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"Unfortunately I've been here too often this year under these circumstances. I actually can't quite believe it, to be honest," former Australia captain Mark Taylor

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Symonds was an integral part of the dream Australian team of the late 90s and early 2000s

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and was involved in two World Cup triumphs in 2003 and 2007 and a Champions Trophy win in 2006.