Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds Cricket Australia said Sunday was killed in a car crash. According to cricket.com.au, Queensland Police are currently investigating the crash, which took place in the Hervey Ranges, about 50 kilometers from Townsville. Soon after news of Symonds’ passing broke, his contemporaries took to Twitter to mourn and express gratitude for the all-around man. Symonds is survived by his wife Laura and young children Chloe and Billy.
Several cricketers took to Twitter to offer condolences over Symonds’ passing:
Shocked to hear of the sudden death of Andrew Symonds. Go too soon. Sincere condolences to family and friends. Prayers for the departed soul #RIPSymonds
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 15, 2022
Terrible news to wake up to.
Completely devastated. We will all miss you mate.#RIPRoy
Think of your most loyal, cheerful, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy.
Simmo.. Feeling unreal.. #REST IN PEACE
Shocking news to wake up here in India. Rest in peace, my dear friend. Such tragic news pic.twitter.com/pBWEqVO6IY
This is cruel
Roy is happy to be around
Our thoughts are with the Symonds . family #RIPRoy
Sad news to hear of Andrew Symonds passing. My condolences to his family, friends and wise men.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Andrew Symonds (1975-2022).
Rest in peace, Roy! pic.twitter.com/ZivYtPcVMJ
– KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 15, 2022
The 46-year-old who played 26 Tests and 198 ODI games for Australia is considered one of the greats of modern times and he has the ability to change the game within minutes.
Along with his bat and ball skills, Symonds is also a shooter and he was a key member of Australia’s more than 50 World Cup appearances in 2003 and 2007.
The right-hander has played for Queensland for 17 seasons and speaking of County Cricket, he represents Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey.
In the Indian Premier League, Symonds has played for the Deccan Chargers and the Mumbai Indians.
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