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Andrew Symonds ( Rest in Peace )

Andrew Symonds, who passed on Saturday night in an auto collision matured 46, was right away unmistakable on the cricket field with a mop of dreadlocks jabbing out from his loose green cap and lips glimmering with white zinc cream.

A massive presence at 6ft 2in (1.87m) with a smile as expansive as his shoulders, he was a remarkably capable all-rounder similarly at home bowling turn or vivacious medium-pace.

Regardless of his size, Symonds was a flexible and athletic presence on the ground, with safe pail-like hands and a laser toss that saw him appraised as one of the game’s most noteworthy defenders.

In any case, he was at his generally horrendous with a bat in his grasp.

Symonds — nicknamed “Roy” played 26 Tests and 198 50-over games for Australia in a global profession crossing over 10 years, from 1998 until 2009.

An essential individual from Australia’s 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cup-winning sides, Symonds took 133 wickets and scored 5,088 runs at a normal of 39.75 in that configuration.

He passed three figures multiple times in the 50-over game and fifty on 30 additional events, with a top score of 156 against New Zealand in 2005.

In Tests, for the most part, batting at number six, he scored 1,462 runs at a solid normal of 40.61, with two hundred and 10 fifties.

Symonds was utilized exclusively as an intermittent bowler in the five-day game, taking only 24 wickets.

His best innings of 162 not out came against India in the Sydney New Year Test of 2008 — yet it was eclipsed by the “Monkeygate” embarrassment that emitted later in that match.

Symonds blamed spinner Harbhajan Singh for considering him a “monkey” during a testy third day.

Likewise read: ‘Monkeygate’ reignites as Harbhajan Singh denies he cried before Symonds

Singh, who denied any bad behavior, was suspended for three matches, however, the boycott was upset when India took steps to stop the visit, sending India-Australia cricket relations hit a depressing spot.

Symonds was brought into the world in Birmingham, England, on June 9, 1975, with his folks Ken and Barbara taking on him when he was 15 months old.

They moved to Australia before long, settling down in the country northern Queensland town of Charters Towers. Adored by partners, he was named “Leroy” by a foundation mentor in the mid-1990s who thought he seemed to be Queensland b-ball player Leroy Loggins.

It got abbreviated to “Roy” and he was lovingly known by the sobriquet until the end of his life. In 1995, he diverted down a call-up from his nation of birth to play for England A, and after three years made his one-day global presentation for Australia against Pakistan.

It was against the very rivals in the initial match of the 2003 World Cup that Symonds grew up. An unexpected determination at the command of Ricky Ponting, Symonds compensated for his commander’s confidence with his most memorable global hundred years.

The game dominating 143 was made in Johannesburg against an assault flaunting all-time greats Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, and Shahid Afridi. It established Symonds’ position on the side.

Symonds preferred life’s straightforward joy and away from the field was never more joyful than with a brew or a casting pole close by, however, he definitely disapproved of liquor time and again.

In 2005, he showed up for an ODI against Bangladesh in England actually plastered from the prior night.

In June 2009, Symonds was sent home from the World Twenty20 in England because of “a liquor related occurrence” and he was deprived of his Cricket Australia contract.

After stretches in the Indian Premier League with Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians, Symonds resigned in 2011 to turn into a recognizable voice in the editorial box.

He likewise played in the English County Championship for Gloucestershire, Kent, and Surrey. Symonds leaves a spouse, Laura, and two small kids, Chloe and Billy.


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