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Happy Birthday : Andrew Symonds [ 09 June ]

09 June 2012 ::  Andrew Symonds was born on 9th of June 1975, in Birmingham, England. He  is a former Australian cricket team all-rounder. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a right-handed middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling. He also is considered exceptionally talented when it comes to fielding.

One of Symonds’ biological parents was of West Indian background and the other was believed to be of Danish or Swedish descent. Symonds’ adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia shortly after his adoption, when he was three months old. Of the adopted siblings, Louise Symonds participated in Gladiators. He also has two non-adopted siblings. He 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. He showed sporting prowess from a very early age.

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