Former Australian cricket iconAndrew Symonds dies at aged 46. Here is the Five rare facts about him

Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds died aged 46 on Saturday.

‘Heartbroken and devastated’ Cricket fraternity reacts to Andrew Symonds’ tragic death.

He could hit the ball a long distance, and would take wickets with his off-spin and medium-pace, but it was his fielding that really stood out from the rest.

there were certain things about Symonds' life and career which not many are aware of. Here are five of those facts.

1. Held a distinctive County record for  27 years.

2. Gave up his iconic dreadlocks for charity

3. Received backing from Ponting to play 2003 World Cup when everyone wanted him out

4. Highest paid overseas cricketer in first-ever IPL

5. Symonds was affectionately called 'Roy'

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