Former cricketer all-rounder Andrew Symonds had died in a car accident, adding to the sport’s recent tragedies of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh said Cricket Australia said on Sunday.
The 46-year-old was involved in a single-car collision in Townsville, Queensland, on Saturday night. Symonds played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia between 1998 and 2009.
He was widely regarded as one of Australia’s best all-rounders, capable of bowling both off-spin and medium pace while also providing numerous match-winning innings with his powerful middle-order batting.
Symonds was also an excellent fielder, playing a major role in Australia’s back-to-back 50-over World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.