Andrew Symonds was born on 9 June 1975 in Birmingham, UK. Andrew Symonds’s adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia soon after his adoption, when he was three months old.
Andrew Symonds spent the early part of his childhood at Charters Towers in north Queensland, where his father Ken taught privately at All Souls St. Gabriel’s School, which Andrew attended.
His family later moved to the Gold Coast, where his parents were employees of the All Saints Anglican School in Merrimack. Andrew was a student of the Symonds School.
Symonds was a native of Australia, but from childhood to his youth, many years were spent in England. From here he started playing cricket.
Mr Symonds hit 16 sixes in a match against Glamorgan while playing for Gloucestershire in England at the age of 20. He then hit four more sixes in the second innings.
This is the world record for most sixes in first-class cricket. In 1995, at the age of 20, Andrew Symonds became part of the England A team to tour Pakistan. However, he did not go on the tour and said that he would play for Australia only. He realized that his home was Australia. So he left England.
Andrew Symonds Family
Father’s Name Ken Symonds
Mother’s Name Barbara Symonds
Sister’s Name (Sister) Louise Symonds
Wife’s name (Wife) Brooke Symonds
Children – Daughter – Chloe Symonds
Son – Billy Symonds
Andrew Symonds‘s marriage, wife (( Andrew Symonds Wife)
The Anglican School was where Symonds met her childhood sweetheart, Brooke Marshall, whom she married 11 years later on April 24, 2004, at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane. The couple split a year later in September 2005.
Andrew Symonds and Brooke Marshall at the Brisbane wedding on April 24, 2004
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Symonds with his wife Laura and their two children Chloe and Billy in 2016
Cricket career of Andrew Symonds –
In ODI career, the 2003 World Cup was a career-brightening event for him. Prior to this tournament, he had suffered a side injury but during half the tournament he was fit and joined the team.
Symonds scored 143 not out in 125 balls against Pakistan. After this innings, his ODI career also went uphill. Before this match, he had scored 762 runs at an average of 23. But after that, his average scoring average dropped to 43. He was part of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.
Mr. Symonds made his Test debut for Australia in 2004. However, there was no success in the beginning and after two Tests he was dropped from the team.
But after two years the opportunity came again. During this, his Test career took a turn from the Ashes series. Andrew Symonds scored his first century in the Ashes series. The 2007–08 season was his best in Tests.
Andrew Symonds scored 777 runs in nine Tests against Sri Lanka, India and West Indies. During this, the innings of 162 runs against India in Sydney was the biggest. During this, there was a dispute with Harbhajan Singh regarding Monkey Gate.
The turning point in the life of Andrew Symonds
His career began after the 2003 World Cup, where he scored 143 runs in 125 balls to take Australia from 56/4 to 310. Since then, he averaged around 45 in both Tests and ODIs.
Andrew Symonds Records
Andrew Symonds holds the world record for most sixes in a first-class innings as he hit 16 sixes and a total of 20 sixes in both the innings. His first innings score was 254 not out, which he got against Glamorgan while playing for Gloucestershire.
Andrew Symonds Controversy
Andrew alleged that India’s Harbhajan Singh had made racial remarks during the Sydney Test in 2008. He had alleged that Bhajji had called him a monkey during a dispute on the ground. The Indian spinner categorically denied this. When the matter opened, Harbhajan was initially banned. But during the hearing in front of the judge, he told in his clarification that he did not say monkey.
Andrew Symonds explains that there was a misunderstanding due to this Punjabi word. There was also a tussle between the Indian Cricket Board and Australia regarding this matter. Later Harbhajan got a clean chit and the tour was completed.
After this Andrew Symonds remained in more controversies. Once he went fishing instead of attending a team meeting. After this they had a fight in a pub.
In 2009, he was sent home after being intoxicated during the World T20 World Cup. Similarly, he had arrived barefoot and wearing a cowboy cap to meet Malcolm Speed, the then CEO of Cricket Australia, for a contract meeting. After drinking alcohol, he got into many controversies. It was later discovered that he had a drinking disorder. This habit does not leave him behind.
Andrew Symonds Death
There is a wave of mourning once again in the cricket world. Former Australia all-rounder and legendary cricketer Andrew Symonds has passed away. According to the agency, he died in a car accident in Townsville at around 10:30 on Saturday night. Queensland Police said a speeding car overturned on the road in Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers west of the city. Andrew Symonds was in this car.
After the death of 46-year-old Andrew Symonds, his fans are in despair. At the same time, former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has shared his grief through a tweet. He said it was very painful.
This year has been very sad for the Australian sports world. In the same year, Australian players Rod Marsh and Shane Warne also died. At the same time, after the death of Andrew, the hearts of the fans are broken.