Australian multitalent Andrew Symonds dies in a car accident

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Two-time World Cup winner and Australian off-roader Andrew Symonds dies in car crash

The cricket fraternity is in shock as Two-time World Cup winner and Australian off-roader Andrew Symonds dies in a car crash in Queensland, Australia

“Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 11pm the car was traveling on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge when it left the road and overturned,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however he died of his injuries.

“The Forensic Accident Unit is investigating.”

His family confirmed the tragic news in a statement Sunday morning, thanking supporters for their messages and asking that their privacy be respected.

Symonds became a popular figure in the commentary box, working for Fox Sports in international matches as well as domestic games, including the Big Bash League.

Andrews Symonds played 26 tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20 internationals before being banned from the 2009 ICC World T20 for an alcohol-related incident, after which his contract was not renewed by Cricket Australia.

Andrews Symonds becomes involved in a racial dispute with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh in 2008 that nearly threatened to end the Indian team’s tour of Australia.

Andrews Symonds retired from Test Cricket to become an independent Cricket specialist, playing for Queensland, Deccan Chargers and Surrey before joining the IPL with the Mumbai Indians team where he was an integral part of the squad in Season 4.

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