Aussie legend Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident
Pub’s pen webdesk: The cricket world has not yet forgotten the death of spin magician Shane Warne. And in that mourning came another shadow of mourning in world cricket. Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car crash in his home country of Australia. The accident happened about 50 kilometers from Townsville on Saturday night. Queensland police say a car crashed on Harvey Range Road around 11pm on Saturday. The car veered off the road near the Ellis River Bridge and swerved several times. It is known that Andrew Symonds himself was driving the car. Emergency services rescued Andrew Symonds, 48, from his car and rushed him to hospital. But to no avail. Because by then everything is over. Cricket Australia has confirmed the death of Andrew Symonds. A statement from Australian Cricket said: “Australian cricket has lost another legend. Symonds was one of the greatest cricketers of his time. He set an impeccable example of Australia winning the World Cup. He has also enriched Queensland cricket. On behalf of Australian cricket, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, team members and friends. Andrew Symonds has scored 506 runs in 196 ODIs for Australia Cricket. He has scored 6 centuries in ODI cricket. He has played 26 Tests. His total Test runs including two centuries were 1462. He also has a century in IPL. Cricket world mourns the death of Andrew Symonds. From Jason Gillespie to Ricky Ponting, Shoaib Akhtar has also mourned the death of Symonds.