The wife of former Australian great Andrew Symonds has reacted to her husband’s sudden death in a car crash in Queensland. Laura, who flew from Sydney to Townsville with her two children (Chloe and Billy) on Sunday morning, said they were shocked.
Symonds, 46, died in a bicycle accident on Saturday night in the Hervey Range, about 50km from Townsville. A police statement said emergency services attempted to resuscitate the victim but were unsuccessful.Symonds’ sudden death Sean Vaughnwho died in early March.
tearful laura told News Corp On her shocked Sunday morning. She also said that the former player has a cheerful personality and has time to spend with everyone. she says:
“We’re still in shock – I can only think of two kids. He’s a big guy, he’s got so many kids. He’s the most laid-back guy. Nothing overwhelms him. He’s a very callous operator. Too Practical. His phone was never great, but he always had time for everyone.
According to reports, the two-time World Cup champion’s closest friends are his teammates Adam Gilchrist, Jimmy Maher and Matthew Hayden.
Gilchrist, Michael Vaughan, Ian Bishop, VVS Laxman, Darren Lehmann, Jonty Rhodes, Habajan SinghGlenn Maxwell and more tweeted condolences.
“I’m not a cricket dummy, but I understand the game when he explains it to me” – Andrew Symonds’ wife
Laura also praised the late cricketer’s commentary skills, although it made him nervous, and recounted his sense of humour in explaining the sport. She added:
“He was always extremely self-conscious about his intelligence and would say ‘I didn’t go to college and I didn’t have a degree’, but he was very practical and very smart in his own way. He was a great commentator. He didn’t It’s on the screen, but he’s really nervous at times. He’ll watch the game, watch the players, in layman’s terms. I’m not a cricket dummy, but when he explains the game to me, I can understand the game. He gives this thing Brings humour, which is not serious.”
The spin bowling all-rounder was a key part of Australia’s two World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.His moment of reckoning came after his 1998 debut, when he drew 143 of 125 pitches Pakistan 2003 World Cup Rescue Australia from trouble.
However, disciplinary issues cut short his career and Symonds played his last international match in 2009. The late cricketer retired from all forms of cricket in 2012.