Andrew Symonds, the former Australian cricketer, who died in a car accident on Saturday night, is not only missed by the cricket world and his fellows, but also by his dogs. He passed away on May 15th, as his car crashed, and spun off the road on the outskirts of the Townsville area of Queensland.
As investigations are carried on by the police, it has been learnt that his dogs luckily survived the car accident, however, one of them was not ready to leave Andrew’s dead body. A female witness revealed that her partner tried to revive Andrew’s dead body but he died on the spot.
“When we got there we could see a car upside down with a man in it. One of them (the dog) was very sensitive and didn’t want to leave him. It would just growl at you every time we tried to move him or go near him,” the witness was quoted as saying by Australia’s Courier-Mail.
“My partner tried to get (Symonds) out of the car, to put him on to his back. He was unconscious, not responsive, and had no pulse,” she added.
Andrew, aged 46, was commonly known as ‘Roy’. The Australian cricket world was yet to digest the loss of Shane Warne, who passed away on March 4th, 2022. And another demise to mourn over happened. In fact, Australian cricket has lost three cricketers within a few months, as Rod Marsh passed away a few days before Warne.
Symonds represented his country in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is. Apart from gathering 6887 international runs, Symonds made his place through his appealing and energetic fielding. He made an impact due to his bullet-styled throws inside the circle.