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While Symonds was a loved figure around the game, controversy plagued his career.
He was the subject of a racism scandal during a 2008 series against India, when Harbhajan Singh allegedly called Symonds a “monkey”, although the Indian player has always denied he used the word.
Symonds was dropped from the Test squad in 2008 when he went fishing in Darwin instead of attending a team meeting.
When he returned to the team, he was again embroiled in controversy when he was involved in a pub scuffle while celebrating a victory.
Symonds was again dropped from the squad after breaking team rules by drinking on the eve of the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup.
He played his last Test match against South Africa in 2008, and turned to specialise in white-ball cricket until his retirement from all forms in 2012.
Perhaps his most viewed highlight came at the Gabba in 2008, when he famously levelled a nude streaker with a perfect hip-and-shoulder.
Andrew Symonds with his Man of the Series trophy after the NatWest Series Final between England and Australia played at Lord's in 2005. (Getty)”Australian cricket has lost another of its very best,” Cricket Australia chair Lachlan Henderson said.
“Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia's success at World Cups and as part of Queensland's rich cricket history.
“He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends.
“On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew's family, team-mates, and friends.”
ANDREW SYMONDS CAREER
Tests: 26 matches, batting average 40.61, bowling average 37.33
ODIs: 198 matches, batting average 39.75, bowling average 37.25
T20Is: 14 matches, batting average 48.14, bowling average 34.62
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