“He was an extremely chilled operator”

The wife of former Australian tycoon Andrew Symonds has reacted to her husband’s sudden death in a car crash in Queensland. Laura, who flew from Sydney to Townsville on Sunday morning with their two children (Chloe and Billy), said they were in shock.

On Saturday night, Symonds, 46, died in a collision with a vehicle in the Hervey Mountains, about 50 miles outside Townsville. Police released a statement that emergency services attempted to resuscitate the victim but were unable to do so. Symonds’ sudden passing follows the death of Shane Warne, who passed away in early March.

A tearful Laura told News Corp on Sunday morning of her shock. She also said that the former player has a cheerful personality and spends time with everyone. She speaks:

“We’re still in shock – I’m just thinking about the two kids. He’s a big guy, and there’s a lot about him. He’s the most laid-back. Nothing stresses him out. He’s been an extremely cold operator. Realistically. He was never good at his phone, but he always made time for everyone.”

It is known that the closest friends of the two-time World Cup winner are 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 many others tweeted their condolences.


“I’m not a cricketer, but I could understand the game when he explained it to me” – Andrew Symonds’ wife

Laura also commended the late cricketer’s commenting skills despite it being nervous and recounted her humor when explaining the sport. She added:

“He always felt extremely self-conscious about his intellect and would say ‘I didn’t get into Uni and didn’t have a degree’, but he was down-to-earth and really smart in his way. great commentator. He doesn’t show it on screen, but sometimes he gets really nervous. He can read plays and read players and articulate it in a layman’s way. I’m not a cricketer, but I could understand the game when he explained it to me. He brought humor to it, and it wasn’t serious.”

The all-around spinning bowler was a key part of Australia’s two World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. First debuting in 1998, his moment of reckoning came when he made 143 out of 125 serves against Pakistan at the 2003 World Cup to rescue Australia from Hardship.

However, disciplinary issues cut his career short and Symonds played his last international match in 2009. The late cricketer retired from all forms of cricket in 2012.


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Emma Bowman

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