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Symonds' journey: Exciting and bumpy!

1998: Makes his one-day debut for Australia (vs Pakistan at Lahore) at the age of 23.

2003: Reeling under the news of Shane Warne being suspended for consuming a banned diuretic, Symonds slams an amazing 143 off 125 balls against Pakistan in Johannesburg to kick off Australia's 2003 World Cup campaign.

Andrew Symond
Andrew Symond

2004: Makes his Test debut for Australia (vs Sri Lanka at Galle). He helps Shane Warne achieve his 500th Test wicket milestone by catching Sri Lankan skipper Hashan Tillakaratne for 25.

2005: Gets dropped from the team in England after turning for an ODI against Bangladesh in Cardiff under the influence of alcohol. The drinking issue came up again in 2008.

2006: Scores his maiden Test century and brings it up with a six in the Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His fellow Queenslander Matthew Hayden watches from the other end.

2008: Gets involved in a row during the Sydney Test with Harbhajan Singh, who allegedly called him a monkey. It was the biggest controversy in recent times.

2008: Plays for Deccan Chargers in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League.

2011: Purchased for $850,000 by Mumbai Indians at the IPL auction last year. Even a half century proves elusive.

2011: Enters reality show Bigg Boss, but is out after a two-week stay in the house.

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