Twitter Reactions: Cricket World reacts to Andrew Symonds’ untimely death

Former Australian cricketer and two times world cup winner, Andrew Symonds died in a car crash where he was the sole traveller on Saturday night.

Just outside Townsville in his home state Queenslan, Australian police confirmed the death of the 46 year old man.

“Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” the police statement confirmed.

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

Symonds, who was considered one of the greats of Australian cricket, averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 tests for his country but was well known for his destructive batting in white ball cricket.

He featured in 198 ODIs – scoring six centuries and 30 half-centuries – while also contributing 133 wickets with his more than handy off-spin and medium pace.

The match vs Pakistan in 2003 world cup, where Symonds showed the world his class with 143 runs and kept Australia unbeaten throughout the tournament.

Earlier this year, Greatest Australian leg spinner Shane Warne passed away in a heart attack in Thailand. Rod Marsh also passed away earlier this year. 2022 has been hard for Australian cricket fans to digest as they lost their many heroes.