Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds died aged 46 in a car crash on Saturday and Queensland Police have confirmed the development. His former teammates and contemporaries were shocked to hear the news and they posted their condolences to the former cricketer’s family.
Andrew Symonds was one of the best all-around players in the cricketing world. Especially in white ball cricket, he was great with his big hits. Moreover, his agility on the pitch and his ability to turn the bowls along with a medium pace made him an integral part of the Australian side which has long dominated world cricket.
However, Symonds died on Saturday after being involved in a car accident. Queensland Police confirmed his tragic death in Hervey Range, 50km west of Townsville, as his vehicle left the road and rolled away. The news sent shockwaves through the cricketing fraternity and several fans as well as former cricketers paid tribute to the cricketers.
His former teammates and contemporaries were shocked to hear the news and posted their condolences to the former cricketer’s family on social media. Here are the reactions in the cricketing world to the demise of the former versatile player.
Shocking and saddening to learn of the passing of Andrew Symonds. May his soul RIP and God give strength to his family in this difficult time. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 15, 2022
I MISS YOU!
Today I lost my closest man.
You were just not a colleague
My family, my man
My uncle symonds ❤️ I will miss you terribly
RIP 🙏🏻💔 pic.twitter.com/5BvliutC8f
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 15, 2022
Shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Andrew Symonds. Left too early. Sincere condolences to family and friends. Prayers for the deceased soul 🙏#RIPSymonds
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 15, 2022
Saddened by the tragic passing of Andrew Symonds. One of the greatest all-rounders of our time! That his soul rests in peace. pic.twitter.com/sSO2JjyuSR
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 15, 2022
Such heartbreaking news!
Andrew Symonds was an entertaining cricketer and a terrific all-around player.
May his soul rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/4irvHr7LtB
— NSP (@DineshKarthik) May 15, 2022
Tragic news to learn of the death of Andrew Symonds. Condolences to his family, friends and supporters.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 15, 2022
Terrible news to wake up to. Saddened to know that Andrew Symonds is no more. Gone way too soon 💔 Thoughts are with his family and friends. May God give them the strength to face this tragedy. #TO TEAR 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/So0QGLnMxr
— Wassim Jaffer (@wasimjaffer14) May 15, 2022
It’s so devastating 😞
Roy was so much fun to be around
Our thoughts are with the Symonds family #RIPRoy
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) May 14, 2022
Think of your most loyal, fun and loving friend who would do anything for you. It’s Roy. 💔😞
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022
Life is truly unpredictable, shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Andrew Symonds. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace your legend. #Left too early
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 15, 2022
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