Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds was killed in a car accident on Sunday and the cricket club is shocked to hear the tragic news. Playing 26 Tests, 14 T20Is and 198 ODIs for Australia, 46-year-old Symonds had a knack for changing the complexion of the game in minutes. Symonds was quite popular in India for the type of cricket he played, and it is no surprise that several Indian cricketers were among the first to offer condolences to his death.
According to cricket.com.au, Queensland Police are investigating the car accident that took place at Hervey Range, about 31 miles from Townsville.
Indian cricket stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman took to Twitter to pay tribute to Symonds.
Today I lost my closest husband.
You were just not a colleague
My family, my husband
My symonds uncle I will miss you terribly
REST IN PEACE pic.twitter.com/5BvliutC8f
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 15, 2022
The passing of Andrew Symond is shocking news for all of us. He was not only a brilliant all-rounder, but also a living thread on the pitch. I have fond memories of the time we spent together in Mumbai Indians.
May his soul rest in peace, condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/QnUTEZBbsD
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 15, 2022
Shocked to hear of Andrew Symonds’ sudden passing. Gone too fast. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Prayers for the Departed Soul #RIPSymonds
— Harbhajan Turban (@harbhajan_singh) May 15, 2022
Shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. What a tragic news pic.twitter.com/pBWEqVO6IY
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 15, 2022
Terrible news to wake up to. Sad to know Andrew Symonds is gone. Gone way too soon. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. May God give them the strength to face this tragedy. #REST IN PEACE pic.twitter.com/So0QGLnMxr
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 15, 2022
Terrible and shocking. Andrew Symonds is no more. Too many good people have gone too soon. RIP mate.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 15, 2022
Waking up to this shocking news that my former teammate is gone..he was a friend of a friend and a great cricketer, one of the best all round cricketers of our time..#AndrewSymonds..may your soul merge with light and attain sadgati my friend…what’s the matter
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) May 15, 2022
In addition to bat and ball skills, Symonds was also an arms fielder and was a member of Australia’s 50-over World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.
The right-handed batter has represented Queensland for 17 seasons in domestic cricket and speaking of County, he has represented Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey.
In the Indian Premier League, Symonds played for the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians.
Symonds played his first international match (ODI) in 1998, but had to wait another six years to play a test match.
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