Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident. He was 46 years old. According to the news posted on the ICC website, Symonds has an accident near Townsville in his home state of Queensland. Police have also confirmed his death. Symonds, who was the best all-rounder in world cricket, was also discussed due to his performance and his controversies. The Monkeygate dispute between him and Harbhajan Singh was much discussed. Along with this, Symonds was also in the discussion for his addiction to alcohol.
The India team toured Australia in the year 2007-08. A test match was played in Sydney on this tour. There was an argument between Symonds and Harbhajan on the last day of this match. Symonds alleged that Bhajji had made racist comments to him. He is called Monkey. Because of this, the name of this feud was renamed Monkeygate. This matter went a long way. Ricky Ponting, the then Australia captain, complained about the matter to referee Steve Buckner and Mark Benson. Not only this, this issue also reached the Sydney Court. However, no decision was made on this controversy, as there was no evidence that Bhajji had made any comment.
Symonds played the last match of his international career against Pakistan on May 7, 2009. This T20 match was played in Dubai. Symonds remained in the news due to his alcohol addiction. According to media reports, he was dropped from T20 due to his alcohol addiction. Symonds was alleged to have violated rules related to alcohol consumption.