23 Facts About Andrew Symonds

1. Andrew Symonds appeared on the cricket show Game on Hai, which aired live during Pakistan vs England on 14 July 2016.

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2. Andrew Symonds played himself in the 2011 Bollywood movie Patiala House, in which Akshay Kumar played the leading role.

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3. Andrew Symonds was the second international cricketer, after Vinod Kambli, to enter the Bigg Boss house.

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4. Andrew Symonds made a wild card entry into the show.

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5. Andrew Symonds has trained with the Brisbane Broncos in the past.

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6. In June 2009, Andrew Symonds told Channel Nine's Sixty Minutes that he was not an alcoholic but a binge-drinker.

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7. Andrew Symonds was cleared by Cricket Australia to play in the second test.

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8. Andrew Symonds was the beneficiary of some controversial decisions in the course of his innings.

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9. Andrew Symonds bowled the final ball of the 2007 Cricket World Cup that was hosted in the West Indies.

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10. In March 2004, Andrew Symonds made his long-awaited Test debut in Australia's tour of Sri Lanka after showing great form in One Day International cricket in 2003.

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11. Andrew Symonds required four stitches on the inside of his upper lip.

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12. Andrew Symonds is sometimes branded as a one-day International 'specialist' as his ODI record with both ball and bat are far better than that of his Test match averages.

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13. Andrew Symonds cemented his place in the team in Australia's opening match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, having been controversially given a lifeline before the start of the tournament when captain Ricky Ponting publicly called for his selection in the team after allrounder Shane Watson had to withdraw due to injury.

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14. Andrew Symonds started the third season convincingly scoring two 50s in his first three games with the Mongoose Cricket Bat.

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15. Andrew Symonds missed most of the second season of the IPL due to International commitments.

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16. On 24 April 2008 Andrew Symonds made 117 not out off 53 balls against the Rajasthan Royals.

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17. On 20 February 2008 Andrew Symonds signed up with the IPL franchise Deccan Chargers from Hyderabad for US$1,350,000 which made him the second most expensive player in the league at that time.

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18. Andrew Symonds has played for four English counties during his career—Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey.

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19. Andrew Symonds is an exceptional fielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the fifth equal most run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the fourth highest success rate.

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20. Andrew Symonds showed sporting prowess from a very early age.

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21. Andrew Symonds spent the early part of his childhood in Charters Towers, northern Queensland, where his father Ken taught at the private fee paying All Souls St Gabriels School, which Andrew attended.

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22. Andrew Symonds was an important member of two-time World Cup winning squads.

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23. Andrew Symonds was born on 9 June 1975 and is a former Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder.

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