Cricket fraternity mourns the tragic demise of Andrew Symonds, died in a car accident | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: “Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy.” These words tweeted by Adam Gilchrist about Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who died in a car crash late on Saturday, best expressed the sentiments of the cricketing world over the passing of a well-loved cricketer.
Gilchrist was joined by Symonds’s other ICC World Cup 2003 squad mates — fast bowler Jason Gillespie and opening batter Matthew Hayden — who took to Twitter to express shock and dismay.

“Heartbreaking,” Bevan said in his reaction to the death of the Queenslander. “Aussie cricket losing another hero. Stunned. … Amazing talent.”

Gillespie tweeted: “Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.”

Former Australian Test cricketer and commentator Damen Fleming said: “This is so devastating. Roy was so much fun to be around.”

In others parts of the world, former India batsman VVS Laxman reacted by tweeting: “Shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. Such tragic news.”

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said: “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.”

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