Andrew Symonds has his roots in the Carribean, but was adopted by an English couple who moved to Australia

Symonds made his first class debut in Queensland

The Aussie cricketer hit record sixes in First Class cricket, which remained unbeaten for nearly 20 years

Thanks to his impeccable batting performance, Symonds was picked for England A in 1995. However, he pulled out saying his loyalty was for Australia

Symonds was nicknamed Roy after a famous Brisbane basketball player Leroy Loggins as the former resembled him

Although an ODI player, Symonds replaced Steve Waugh (post retirement) for Sri Lanka test debut under Ricky Ponting's captaincy.

It was in the same match that Shane Warne picked his 500th wicket making Symonds part of Australian cricket history

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