Andrew Symonds died suddenly at the age of 46

Andrew Symonds was a cricketer of another genre entirely

Andrew Symonds batted like a kid playing two age-levels down

Andrew Symonds died in a car accident not far from Townsville, North Queensland.

Born in Birmingham on June 9, 1975, to Andrew Symonds, Symonds was adopted by adoptive parents Ken and Barbara when he was 15 months old.

After the birth of Andrew Symonds, his family moved to the rural North Queensland town of Charters Towers in Australia.

Symonds made his way through the state's youngest teams before making his First Division debut for Queensland in the 1994–95 season.

His reputation as a free-scoring, attacking batsman led to his ODI debut for Australia against Pakistan in Lahore in 1998.