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The sudden death of Andrew Symonds, one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, has left the world in mourning.
The cricketing world lost another gem when Australian former cricketer Andrew Symonds was tragically killed in a car accident. He was 46. The all-rounder’s death was confirmed by Cricket Australia, who quoted a police statement detailing the accident that took place outside Townsville in the state of Queensland. Emergency services reportedly tried to resuscitate the driver and sole occupant, but he succumbed to injuries after the car ran off the road and rolled. His fatal crash comes just months after the deaths of fellow cricketing giants Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. Symonds was popularly known as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, playing 26 Tests, 198 One Day Internationals and 14 Twenty20 Internationals between 1998 and 2009. He is one of the few selected players in one day internationals to top 5000 runs (5,088) and over 100 wickets (133). With Australia, Symonds enjoyed two consecutive invincible runs in ODI World Cups – 2003 and 2007. At the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, the Australian cricketer became the second most expensive cricketer in the auction, grossing $1.35 million. He was picked by Deccan Chargers in the auction. In his last IPL season in 2011, Symonds represented Mumbai Indians. As the world bids farewell to one of cricket’s legends, we take a look at photos that capture the Symonds’ cricketing moments.
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