Andrew Symonds, an Australian cricket legend, died tragically in a car accident in Townsville, Queensland.
The accident occurred around 11 p.m. local time on Saturday night, according to Queensland Police.
“Early information indicates that the automobile was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge, soon after 11pm when it left the roadway and rolled,” police said.
“Emergency services tried to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, but he died as a result of his injuries.
“The Forensic Crash Unit is looking into it.”
Symonds’ automobile was alleged to have off the road and rolled at the Alice River Bridge, around 50 kilometres from Townsville.
The fans’ favourite was unable to be revived by paramedics on the scene, and he died as a result of his injuries.
Former Australia captain Mark Taylor called it “another awful day for cricket” as tributes came in from the cricket world.
Great wicketkeeping “This really hurts,” Adam Gilchrist posted on social media.
Former colleague “Horrible news to wake up to,” Jason Gillespie wrote. I’m completely devastated. We will all miss you, mate.”
Between 2004 and 2008, Symonds, also known as ‘Roy,’ played 26 Tests and 198 One-Day Internationals for Australia.
He won two World Cups and played county cricket for Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, and Surrey in England.
The all-rounder also represented Queensland in the domestic game, amassing 5,000 runs and taking 100 wickets, as well as the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.