They say that live every single moment of yours for you never know what happens in the next. You are here today and tomorrow you may be far away. Andrew Symonds, one of the most flamboyant personalities of cricket passed away at an unexpected age, today morning.
This was the third deafening blow to the array of Australian cricketing legends, as he would follow the footsteps of Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne, to embark upon the journey of his heavenly abode.
Here is what was said about Andre Symonds
The entire world was shocked at his untimely demise and condolences started pouring in from all over the world. A shock that has sent ripples into the deepest oceans across the cricketing fabric once again highlighted the fact that living life to your fullest for you never know what’s coming next.
In a statement released by the Queensland Police, it stated, “Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.”
To everyone’s dismay, cricket Australia would be corroborating the statement, quoting, “Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history. He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends. On behalf of Australian cricket, our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, teammates, and friends.”
One of the most colorful characters in cricketing history, Andrew Symonds was a part of 26 Test matches, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is in a character that would span 11 years from 1998 to 2009. We have all known the kind of domination that Andrew Symonds would bring to the game. He had no reservation for being a gentleman and would frequently take a dig at anyone who would come in his way of living life.
I was always conviced that Andrew Symonds born 10 years later would have been the most dominant T20 player in the world – could power hit, incredible fielder, versatile bowler. And he was an excellent Test player – one of Ricky's biggest successes as captain
— Angus Livingston (@anguslivingston) May 14, 2022Advertisement
Bureau Chief of SMH, Angus Livingston would put the cricketing life of Andrew Symonds perfectly in a nutshell when he would tweet, “I was always convinced that Andrew Symonds born 10 years later would have been the most dominant T20 player in the world – could power hit, incredible fielder, versatile bowler. And he was an excellent Test player – one of Ricky’s biggest successes as captain.”
Well, heaven will now have quite a few legends basking in it as the Gods brace themselves for some electric brand of cricket from Down Under.