Australian cricket is mourning yet another one of its own after former test cricketer Andrew Symonds reportedly died in a car crash aged 46 on Saturday, May 14.
Symonds was reportedly involved in a single-vehicle crash outside of Townsville.
Queensland Police revealed in a statement that “emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries”.
“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 statement read.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Forensic Crash Unit.
The popular all-rounder was a key figure in Australia’s World Cup wins in 2003 and 2007. He played 26 test matches and 198 One Day Internationals.
Cricketing figures and sports commentators alike were quick to pay tribute to the cricketing legend.
Former international cricketer Adam Gilchrest took to Twitter to share a broken heart emoji.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 14, 2022
Fox Sports Australia commentator Andrew Voss was in “absolute shock” over the passing of Symonds.
In absolute shock. Andrew Symonds Rest in Peace. Love and support to all his family and friends.
— Andrew Voss (@AndrewVossy) May 14, 2022
Former cricketer Jason Gillespie said the passing of Symonds was “horrendous news to wake up to”.
Horrendous news to wake up to.
Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.☹️ #RIPRoy
— Jason Gillespie ???? (@dizzy259) May 14, 2022
His passing is another tragic blow for Australian cricket after Shane Warne and Rod Marsh passed away earlier this year.