Another Heart-breaking news for Cricket fans: Australian legend Andrew Symonds dies in car accident

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Legendary Australian firepower cricketer Andrew Symonds who was also the member of World Cup winning team of  2003 and 2007 dies in a tragic car accident.

He played 26 Test and 198 ODI matches for Australia from 1998 to 2009 was a combination of – destructive batter, smart operator with the ball, outstanding fielder and great servant of the game. As the car accident took place outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night.

Police said emergency services tried hard to revive the Symonds and driver on the spot but the accident was brutal so couldn’t save them.

“Australian cricket has lost another of its very best,” Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said in a statement.

“Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history.

He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends,” he added.

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Australian cricket has recently met with some harsh tragedies as a month before legendary cricketers like Rod Marsh and Shane Warne passed away and with the death of Symonds it will be hard to fill the void left by these champion cricketers.

Cricket Fraternity also reacted on the shocking news of Andrew Symonds. Let’s share some of the tweets below from fellow cricketer condoling the demise of champion Australian cricketer.

“Sad to know of #AndrewSymonds passing away in a tragic accident. He was one of the best entertainers in his playing days and his passing is a great loss for world cricket. Condolences to his family and friends” Sehwag wrote on his official Twitter handle.

“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 on his official Twitter handle

“One minute of Andrew Symonds direct-hit run outs!” wrote Cricket Australia after sharing a video on their official Twitter handle

“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” Tendulkar wrote on his official Twitter handle

He was a really good guy, he was good for me as well, a good guy to be around” Luke Ronchi pays tribute to Andrew Symonds

“Look after yourself up there great man, I am loved him so much and our thoughts are with the family at this time. Hug your loved ones xx#RIPROY” Fellow teammate Darren Lehman wrote this on his official Twitter handle.

 


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