It’s devastating to see many of the cricket legends leaving us behind with their memories. It’s sad to let you guys know another Australian cricket player and legendary batsman Andrew Symonds passed away in a car accident.
A two-time World Cup winner died in Queensland at the age of 46 according to Cricket Australia (CA). The whole world mourns his death and cannot believe he’s no more. Although the investigation is under process and Queensland has opened it with senior investigators.
Andrew Symonds one of the greatest batsmen in Australian cricket has given us extraordinary moments and made his nation proud.
Andrew Symonds died in a car crash accident
According to the Queensland Police, the accident occurred in Hervey Range, 50km from Townsville on Saturday night. The car Symonds was driving left the road and rolled, according to a police statement, which described it as a single-vehicle incident.
“Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries,” the police statement said.
CA chairman Lachlan Henderson said Australian cricket had lost “another of its very best”.
“Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history,” he said in a statement.
“He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends,” he said. “On behalf of Australian cricket, our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, teammates, and friends.”
Two months back, Australian legendary bowler Shane Warne passed away and left the cricket world in shock.
A look at Andrew Symond’s career and the reaction of his fellow cricketers
Andrew Symonds managed to destroy every bowler in his career, he had played 238 matches, including 26 Tests, for Australia between 1998-2009. He was also a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning teams in 2003 and 2007 and appeared in 198 one-day internationals in addition to 14 T20 Internationals.
Fellow team member Darren Lehmann wrote, “Horrendous news to wake up to,” tweeted former Australian teammate Jason Gillespie. “Utterly devastated. We’re all gonna miss you mate.”
Adam Gilchrist, another former teammate, and fellow commentator wrote: “This hurts,” while Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was “devastated”.
“We shared a great relationship on and off the field. Thoughts and prayers with the family,” he tweeted.
Former Australian captain Ricky Pointing tweeted, “If Roy shook your hand you had his word, that’s the sort of bloke he was and that’s why I always wanted him on my team.
An extraordinary player and an even better human being. Can’t believe he’s gone. Thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Damien Fleming wrote, “This is so devastating Roy was So much fun to be around, Our Thoughts are with Symonds family #RIPRoy”.
Apart from Australian players, other international players shared their condolences
“Pakistani fast bowler Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar wrote, 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.”
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said he was “pained and heartbroken” at Symonds’ passing. “A man of extraordinary talent, he was a real free spirit!”
Little Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “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.”
Best fielder of all time, Jonty Rhodes wrote, “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-around fielder ever, on top of his contribution with both bat n ball.”
Brian Lara wrote, “We exchanged messages just hours ago… what’s going on? Baffled and heartbroken! How could we lose another iconic figure in our sport so soon RIP Roy
Condolences to Andrew’s family and close friends.”
Virat Kohli wrote, “Shocking and saddening to hear of Andrew Symonds passing. May his soul RIP and God give strength to his family in this difficult moment.”
And lastly, Harbhajan Singh tweeted, “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.”
2022 brought a lot of sad news because it has taken many legends away from us and left us with their memories.
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