The world woke up to the heartbreaking news of former swashbuckling former all-rounder Andrew Symonds’s death. The two-time World Cup winner died in a car crash on Saturday night. The untimely demise of Andrew Symonds is another tragic blow for cricket lovers around the world after the recent deaths of fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
Andrew Symonds, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was the sole passenger in the crash just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland. As per the police statement, the car Symonds was driving left the road and rolled. Police confirmed that emergency services attempted to revive the driver and sole occupant, however, he couldn’t survive.
“Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating” the police statement confirmed.
Symonds was one of the most loved cricketers, who was known not only for his hard-hitting approach to the game but also for his easy-going personality. He was widely hailed as one of the most talented all-rounders Australian cricket has seen. He was a key part of the Australian cricket team that won World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
Meanwhile, social media has been flooded with tweets and tributes from cricketers, experts, and fans. Everyone is taking to their social media to pay their heartfelt tribute to the legendary cricketer.
Check out the tweets:
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
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
Shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. Such tragic news 💔🥲 pic.twitter.com/pBWEqVO6IY
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 15, 2022
So sad to hear the news this morning… great competitor who was so much fun off the field. RIP Symo !! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/l6MxpMZwGD
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) 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
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 14, 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
Heartbreaking. Aussie cricket losing another hero.
Stunned. Co-team members 2003 World Cup. Amazing talent.
RIP SIMMO 😥
— Michael Bevan (@mbevan12) May 15, 2022
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) May 15, 2022
This is so devastating 😞
Roy was So much fun to be around
Our Thoughts are with Symonds family #RIPRoy
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) May 14, 2022
Numb, Rest In Peace my friend. #RIPRoy
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) May 15, 2022
Vale Andrew Symonds.
We are shocked and saddened by the loss of the loveable Queenslander, who has tragically passed away at the age of 46. pic.twitter.com/ZAn8lllskK
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 15, 2022
Woke up to this shocking news! RIP legend ! Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/lOqBeFAjta
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) May 15, 2022
Tragic news to hear of Andrew Symonds passing. Condolences to his family, friends and well wishers.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 15, 2022
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
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 15, 2022
Rest In Peace Legend!