New Delhi: Australian cricket veteran all-rounder Andrew Symonds died in a car accident on Saturday in Queensland.
Andrew Symonds represented Australia in 198 ODI matches and scored 5,088 runs with a strike rate of 92.4 in the format. Andrew Symonds was considered one of the bold figures of Australian cricket with an aggressive approach to the game.
The world of cricket was left in shock and disbelief after the news surfaced. Condolences started to pour in from all corners of the world.
Here are some of the reactions:
Today I have lost my closest man.
You were just not a colleague
My family, my man
My symonds uncle ❤️ I will miss you terribly
RIP 🙏🏻💔 pic.twitter.com/5BvliutC8f
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 15, 2022
Shocking and saddening to hear of Andrew Symonds passing. May his soul RIP and God give strength to his family in this difficult moment. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 15, 2022
Andrew Symond’s demise is shocking news for all of us to absorb. Not only was he a brilliant all-rounder, but also a live-wire on the field. I have fond memories of the time we spent together in Mumbai Indians.
May his soul rest in peace, condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/QnUTEZBbsD
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 15, 2022
Can’t believe what I’ve just woken up to 😔
Thinking of his family, his teammates and everyone in the cricket community. We’ve lost another one of our hero’s #RIPRoy
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) May 15, 2022
Have had the privilege to work with some “big names” in the IPL,as well as a couple of “big characters “. Andrew Symmonds was a fierce competitor and generous teammate. Arguably the greatest all-round fielder ever, on top of his contribution with both bat n ball. #RIPRoy pic.twitter.com/fhDDDIRWD1
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) May 15, 2022
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Andrew Symonds. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Prayers for the departed soul 🙏#RIPSymonds
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 15, 2022
Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. 💔😞
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022
Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia. We shared a great relationship on & off the field. Thoughts & prayers with the family. #AndrewSymonds pic.twitter.com/QMZMCwLdZs
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 14, 2022
Simmo .. This doesn’t feel real .. #RIP ❤️
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 14, 2022