“He was a particularly chilled operator”

Former Australian nice Andrew Symonds’ spouse has reacted to her husband’s sudden demise in a automobile crash in Queensland. Laura, who flew from Sydney to Townsville on Sunday morning with their two kids (Chloe and Billy), mentioned that they’re in shock.

On Saturday evening, Symonds, aged 46, died in a single-vehicle crash at Hervey Vary, about 50 km outdoors Townsville. The cops issued a press release that the emergency providers tried to resuscitate the sufferer however could not achieve this. Symonds’ sudden demise follows the dying of Shane Warne, who died in early March.

A tearful Laura instructed News Corp on Sunday morning of her shock. She additionally mentioned that the previous participant was a jovial persona and had time for everybody. She mentioned:

“We’re nonetheless in shock – I am simply pondering of the 2 children. He was such an enormous individual, and there’s simply a lot of him in his children. He was probably the most laidback individual. Nothing pressured him out. He was a particularly chilled operator. So sensible. He was by no means good together with his cellphone, however he all the time had time for everybody.”

Reportedly, the two-time World Cup-winner’s closest buddies have been his teammates Adam Gilchrist, Jimmy Maher and Matthew Hayden.

Tributes poured in worldwide as Gilchrist, Michael Vaughan, Ian Bishop, VVS Laxman, Darren Lehmann, Jonty Rhodes, Harbhajan Singh, Glenn Maxwell and plenty of extra tweeted to pay their condolences.


“I’m not a cricket nuffy, however I may perceive the sport when he defined it to me” – Andrew Symonds’ spouse

Laura additionally praised the late cricketer’s commentary abilities although that made him nervous and recounted his show of humour whereas explaining the game. She added:

“He all the time felt extraordinarily self-conscious about his mind and would say ‘I did not go to Uni and do not have levels’, however he was so sensible and actually clever in his personal manner. He was an incredible commentator. He did not present it on the display screen, however he was actually nervous generally. He may learn performs and skim gamers and articulate it in layman’s phrases. I’m not a cricket nuffy, however I may perceive the sport when he defined it to me. He introduced humour to it, and it was not severe.”

The spin-bowling all-rounder was a key a part of Australia’s twin World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. Having debuted in 1998, his second of reckoning got here when he smoked 143 off 125 deliveries in opposition to Pakistan within the 2003 World Cup to rescue Australia from hassle.

Nonetheless, disciplinary points minimize his profession brief, and Symonds performed his final worldwide sport in 2009. The late cricketer retired from all types of cricket in 2012.



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