“He was an especially chilled operator”

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

On Saturday night time, Symonds, aged 46, died in a single-vehicle crash at Hervey Vary, about 50 km exterior Townsville. The cops issued an announcement that the emergency providers tried to resuscitate the sufferer however could not achieve this. Symonds’ sudden demise follows the loss of life of Shane Warne, who died in early March.

A tearful Laura informed Information Corp on Sunday morning of her shock. She additionally stated that the previous participant was a jovial character and had time for everybody. She stated:

“We’re nonetheless in shock – I am simply considering of the 2 children. He was such an enormous particular person, and there’s simply a lot of him in his children. He was essentially the most laidback particular person. Nothing burdened him out. He was an especially chilled operator. So sensible. He was by no means good along with his telephone, 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 lots 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 regardless that 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 a terrific commentator. He did not present it on the display, however he was actually nervous typically. He may learn performs and browse 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 critical.”

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 towards Pakistan within the 2003 World Cup to rescue Australia from hassle.

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


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