Former Australian all-around and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Simmonds has died in a car crash in Queensland, Cricket Australia reported on Sunday.

According to police, the accident happened on Saturday night in the city of Hervey, 50 km from Townsville. According to police, the car driving Simmonds went off the road and rolled.

Queensland police said an investigation into the crash had begun.

“Emergency services tried to resuscitate the 46-year-old driver and the only passenger, but he died of his injuries,” police said.

CA chairman Lahlan Henderson said Australian cricket had lost “another of the best”. His deaths followed Rod Marsh and Shane Warne, both of whom died in March

“Andrew was a talented generation that played a major role in Australia’s success at the World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich history in cricket,” Henderson says.

“He was a cult figure for many, revered by his fans and friends.

On behalf of Australian cricket, we express our deepest sympathies to the family, teammates and friends of Andrew.

Symonds made a stellar career with the Green Bags, playing 238 games for Australia in 1998-2009, including 26 tests.

Symonds was a member of the Australian national teams that won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007, and has competed in 198 one-day international competitions in addition to 14 international T20 competitions.

Known for his cunning batting and electric fillets, he could play bullets both off the back and at a medium pace.

“Everyone has appointed him a white ball player,” former teammate Mark Taylor said in an interview with Channel 9.

“He wanted to prove to the world that he could play test cricket, and he did. He was just an entertainer. He wanted to go out there, have fun and play the game he remembered as a child, ”says Taylor.

Symonds ’high career-high score of 162 did not come out against India in the 2008 Sydney match, which is more memorable by the controversy surrounding it about racism.

Honoring Simon

Honoring all-around, many express shock at the death of a 46-year-old man.

“Shocked to hear of the sudden death of Andrew Simmonds,” Harbhajan Singh, who played with Simmonds in the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, wrote on Twitter.

“He left too early. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Prayers for the soul of the deceased, ”Anil Cumble wrote on Twitter.

“We had a great relationship on and off the field. Thoughts and prayers with family.

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