|Andrew Symonds Quick Info|
|height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Date of birth||June 9, 1975|
Andrew Symonds was an Australian cricket commentator, analyst and former professional cricketer who represented his country as an all-rounder in 26 Test matches, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is between November 1998 and May 2009. A major component of Australia’s world-beating ODI organization in the early and mid-2000s, he was an integral member of the Australian team that won ICC Cricket World Cup in both 2003 and 2007, as well as ICC Champions Trophy in 2006. His international career began in mid-2008 when he spent a significant amount of time outside the Australian team for disciplinary reasons. In June 2009, he was sent home from ICC World Twenty20 Incident in England. This was his third suspension/expulsion/exclusion from the Australian selection in almost 11 months. After this he did not play another international match for Australia and eventually retired from all forms of cricket in February 2012. After retirement, he worked sporadically in cricket commentary and analysis, mostly in cricket. bbl (Big Bash League) in Australia.
name at birth
Andrew Symonds was born on 9 June 1975.
He died in a single-vehicle car accident about 31 miles outside Townsville, Queensland, Australia, on May 14, 2022. He was 46 years old at the time of his death.
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Andrew had attended All Souls St. Gabriel’s School In Richmond Hill, Charters Towers, Queensland. He later studied in All Saints Anglican SchoolA private, co-educational school in Merrimack, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Cricket Commentator, Analyst, Professional Cricketer (Retd)
- other – Ken Symonds (Adoptive Father), Barbara Symonds (Adoptive Mother), Louise Symonds (Adoptive Sister). He had 2 other adopted siblings.
Right-arm medium, right-arm off-brake
- 39, 63 – One Day International (ODI)
- 63 – T20 International (T20I), Deccan Chargers (IPL), Mumbai Indians (IPL)
6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm
94 kg or 207 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Andrew had dated –
- Brooke Marshall (2004-2005) – Andrew married his childhood friend Brooke Marshall in 2004, but the couple had parted ways by 2005. in a 2007 book titled Roy: Going for BrokeWhich he co-authored, Andrew said that he had considered giving up his cricketing career to save the marriage.
- Katie Johnson
- Laura Symonds – Although it is not known when Andrew started dating Laura, they had known each other since 2004. The couple married in 2014 and had 2 children together – a daughter named Chloe and a son named Billy. The pair were together until Andrew’s untimely death in May 2022.
Caste / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He was of Afro-Caribbean and Scandinavian (Danish/Swedish) descent.
- toned physique
- Dreaded hair during his cricketing days (he shaved his head in early 2009)
- clean shaven look
- friendly smile
Andrew Symonds Facts
- Born in Birmingham, England to parents of African-Caribbean and Scandinavian descent, Andrew was adopted by an English family when he was 3 months old. He emigrated to Australia when he was 3 years old, settling in the state of Queensland.
- His nickname, Roy, was given to him early in his career by a coach who believed that Andrew resembled a local basketball player named Leroy Loggins.
- In the Australian domestic circuit, he represented his home state Queensland (1993–94–2009–10) in all 3 formats. Two of his most outstanding performances for the state came in the finals of the domestic first-class competition – 113 runs and 4 wickets in a loss in the final of the 1998–99 season; and 123 runs and 6 wickets leading to victory in the final of the 2001–02 season.
- Outside Australia, he also played a lot of cricket in his country of birth, England, representing Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (1995-1996), Kent County Cricket Club (1999-2004), Lancashire County Cricket Club (2005), and Surrey County Cricket Club (2010).
- In August 1995, represented Gloucestershire County Cricket Club In the English domestic circuit, he hit a record 16 sixes in an unbeaten innings of 254 runs Glamorgan County Cricket Club, The last of those sixes fell on a tennis court about 20 feet above the boundary. This record remained for almost 3 decades, until May 2022, when Ben Stokes hit 17 sixes in an innings Durham County Cricket Club against Worcestershire County Cricket Club,
- Although he was eligible to play for both England (the country of his birth) and the West Indies (due to his ancestry), he chose to pursue an international career in 1995 with Australia, the country he lived in. from the age of 3
- he was a strong supporter of Brisbane Broncos (an Australian professional rugby league football club) from childhood and even considered moving to rugby league in 2002 when his cricket career was faltering.
- In Australia’s first match of 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, against Pakistan, he scored 143 not out (125 balls) to save Australia from an uncertain score of 86/4 and took them to a total of 310/8. This performance is widely regarded as one of the best innings in the history of ODI cricket and became the turning point in his international career. Australia won the tournament, their third such title, and second in a row. They also became the first team to go undefeated in one edition of the tournament, a feat they would repeat in 2007 with Andrew also being a significant part of that team.
- The above innings of 143 runs was the second-highest score by a batsman batting at the No. 6 position in the history of ODI cricket, a record that remained intact until May 2022. The only high individual score at the No. 6 batting position is Indian legend Kapil Dev’s unbeaten 175 (138 balls) in ODI cricket against Zimbabwe in 1983. ICC Cricket World CupArguably the biggest ODI innings ever played.
- In July 2004, he scored 112 runs in 43 balls. Kent Spitfire one in Twenty20 Cup match against middlesex crusader, His century, which came in 34 balls, was the world record for the fastest century ever in T20 cricket. Chris Gayle left it behind during 2013 IPL (Indian Premier League) season when he scored a century in 30 balls.
- He was one of the most exceptional fielders of his generation in the international circuit, a fact highlighted by a report published by a leading cricket website. cricinfo at the end of 2005. According to the report, since 1999 ICC Cricket World CupHe affected the joint 5th most run-outs in ODI cricket, with the 4th highest success rate.
- in 2006 Australian Cricket Awards, Andrew, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, and Adam Gilchrist all drew 22 votes for the ‘One Day Player of the Year’ award. On a countdown, Andrew would have been the winner, but was ruled ineligible as he was suspended for 2 ODIs (during the voting period) for an off-field indiscretion. On the second countdown, Michael Hussey was declared the winner. Andrew won the award in 2005 and if he had won it in 2006 as well, he would have become the second player after Adam Gilchrist (who won in both 2003 and 2004) to win the award for 2 consecutive years.
- In March 2008, during the second final of 2007–08, against India, Commonwealth Bank SeriesHe had entered the field of play shoulder to shoulder with a male streaker.
- Although he was selected for Australia’s 15-man squad for 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, he was unavailable for selection for the first few matches of the tournament as he broke his biceps while batting in an international match against England just before the tournament. After undergoing surgery, he made a remarkably speedy recovery and made a comeback for Australia in their final preliminary leg match against South Africa. In the final of the tournament, against Sri Lanka, in a rain-hit game, he scored an unbeaten 23 during Australia’s innings and then bowled the final ball of the tournament to win a contest that concluded in near-complete darkness. ,
- In IPLhe was out for Deccan Chargers (2008-2010) and Mumbai Indians (2011). In February 2008, he was acquired by Deccan Chargersat the inauguration IPL Auctioned for USD 1.35 million. This made him the second most expensive player in the league at the time. he was a prominent member of Deccan Chargers‘ The squad had won IPL title in 2009. In 2011, he was signed by Mumbai Indians For USD 850k.
- He had a cameo role in the 2011 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film Patiala House, In 2011, he was also a guest contestant. bigg boss 55th season of the reality TV franchise Bigg BossIndian version of the globally popular Dutch game show elder brother, Indian actress, model and VJ Pooja Mishra, who had already exited the show, returned to work as his translator.
- At the time of his death, in May 2022, he was one of only 22 players (and just the third Australian) to score more than 5,000 runs and take more than 100 wickets in ODI cricket.
- Shortly after his death, a campaign called ‘Fishing Rods for Roy’ was launched across Australia in his memory, referring to his interest in fishing. Cricket fans across the country left fishing rods and cricket balls outside their homes as a tribute.
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