Australia has lost Andrew Symonds – the team member of World Cup winning team in 2003 & 2007 in a tragic road accident. Symonds was 46 years old and he represented Australia in 26 Test matches, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is in an international career spanning 1998 through 2009.
Symonds died in a car accident in Northern Queensland outside Townville where he lived after retirement. He was driving the car alone as his car left the road and rolled. The tragic incident is another blow to cricket fraternity after the demise of Shane Warne & Rod Marsh.
In the statement issued by Queensland police, emergency services attempted to revive the driver and sole occupant, but he died from his injuries after the car left the road and rolled.
The whole cricket fraternity was struck with news and left shocked. Here are the tributes from cricket fraternity to Andrew Symonds:
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
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
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
Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. 💔😞
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022
Horrendous news to wake up to.
Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.☹️ #RIPRoy
— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) May 14, 2022
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) May 15, 2022
Another one gone too soon. Andrew Symonds was a big part of that aura of invincibility around the Australian ODI team of his generation
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) May 15, 2022
Andrew Symonds was many things to many people. To me he was one of my favourite players; a juggernaught of a man on & off the pitch. He was the first great T20 cricketer: a Rolls Royce in the field & a titan with the bat. I was lucky enough to work with him at Fox. RIP, Roy. pic.twitter.com/u8rvU4TqYg
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) May 15, 2022
We exchanged messages just hours ago… what’s really 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.#unfair
— Brian Lara (@BrianLara) May 15, 2022
RIP Roy ❤️☹️
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) May 15, 2022
Shocking news 💔💔💔 sad to hear RIP Roy 🙏🙏🙏🙏 great man! pic.twitter.com/6xICbLGtaa
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) May 15, 2022
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) May 15, 2022
I loved watching Andrew Symonds do anything on a cricket field. The hits keep coming. RIP, Roy 💔
— Michael Whiting (@MichaelWhiting) May 14, 2022
Just seeing the tragic news about my former Gloucestershire team mate and friend RIP Roy condolences to his family very sad news
— Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) May 15, 2022