Andrew Symonds died in a 46-year-old car accident in another tragic blow to Australian cricket.

A former Australian all-rounder was killed about 50km outside Townsville on Saturday night.

According to a Queensland Police statement, Simons had a car accident around 10:30 pm.

According to police, Simons was driving Harvey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge when the car rolled off the road.

Rescuers arrived at the scene, but couldn’t revive the favorites of a former Australian fan who was the only person in the car.

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Two minutes after the incident, the couple arrived at the scene and called 000. There, two Simon’s blue healer dogs remained beside him.

“One of them was so sensitive that he didn’t want to leave him,” Babesanelliman told Courier-Mail.

“Every time we move him or try to get close to him, it just growls at you.”

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Former teammate and Fox Cricket colleague Adam Gilchrist lovingly led a homage to a man known as “Roy.”

“Think of the most loyal, fun, and affectionate friend who will do anything for you. That’s Roy,” Gilchrist tweeted.

“This really hurts,” he added, but Michael Vaughn wrote:

“Waking up is horrifying news,” tweeted Jason Guillepsy. “It was terribly devastated.

“We all miss your companion.”

Meanwhile, Australia’s great Mark Taylor paid tribute to Simons on Channel 9 when the news was reported.

“I can’t believe it completely. Another tragic day of cricket. Bad things happen in three,” he said.

Taylor added: In an era when professionalism is really an abandoned word that we probably use too often. Simo was an older man.

“He wanted to go out and have fun and play the games he remembered when he was a kid.

“Sometimes he was in trouble because he didn’t go to training or drank too much beer in his life, but that’s the way he lived his life and the way he wanted to play cricket.”

Symonds is the third Australian cricket legend who died suddenly this year following the tragic death of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh in March.

Symonds conducted 26 tests in Australia and was an integral part of Australia’s white ballside that dominated the world between 1999 and 2007.

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He won the ODI World Cup in 2003 and 2007. Earlier tournaments included a spectacular breakout 143 that set the rest of his career rather than playing against Pakistan.

Cricket Australia Chair Lachlan Henderson said in a statement that Simons played a “generational talent” and “immeasurable” role in Australia’s success at the World Cup.

“He was a cult person for many who were cherished by his fans and friends,” he said.

“On behalf of Cricket in Australia, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Andrew’s family, teammates and friends.”

Nick Hockley, Chief of CA, said:

“He will be sadly missed by his very close friends in the Australian cricket community, especially in Queensland Bulls, where he was a popular and acclaimed teammate and friend.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this catastrophic sad time.”

Simmons was a limited overs cricket force, recording 5,088 runs at 39.75 and 133 wickets at 37.25, but he was one of the best fielders in the game.

He was once a white ball player, but eventually broke into the Australian test team in 2004, averaging 40.61 on the bat, scoring a second-century score.

Retired Simons has joined Warn as a valuable member of Fox Cricket’s commentary team.

The last post on Instagram of Symonds wrote after Warne’s death:

“I will never see you again.”

He was famous as an avid fisherman — he once missed a compulsory team meeting in 2008 to go fishing — and was often found on boats when he didn’t comment on Fox Cricket.

Simon’s is survived by his wife Laura and his young children Chloe and Billy.

“We’re still shocked. I’m just thinking about my two kids,” Laura said. Courier-mail..

“He was a very big person, and many of him are among his children.”


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