Andrew Symonds’s loss of life has left not simply the nation however the world in shock. The two-time World Cup winner and one of the recognisable faces in worldwide cricket was killed in what police mentioned was a single-car crash on Saturday night time outdoors Townsville, on the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Police confirmed that the 46-year-old died on the scene of the mishap. As quickly because the stunning information unfold, a number of former Australian teammates and worldwide cricketers took to social media to share their sympathies surrounding the lack of the 46-year-old Symonds. Not simply cricketers however the condolences additionally got here pouring in from numerous Bollywood celebrities together with names of stars like– Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Rahul Bose, and so on.
Farhan paid his final homage and wrote, “In a collection of heartbreaks for Australian cricket and cricket lovers worldwide. RIP #AndrewSymonds .. a terrific competitor who on his day, may flip any recreation on its head.. condolences to the household (sic).”
Arjun Rampal, whereas paying his ultimate respects tweeted, “That is too unhappy, woke as much as this tragic information Andrew Symonds, deadly automotive accident. Prayers and condolences to his household. #RIPAndrewSymonds (sic).”
Rahul Bose tweeted, “Tragic. Too quickly. RIP (sic).”
Tamil actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj wrote, “RIP #AndrewSymonds (Aged 46, Died in a Automotive Crash).”
Andrew Symonds’ loss of life is the second well-known Australia cricketer to tragically move away in 2022, after champion leg-spinner Shane Warne died from a heart-attack in Thailand in March. Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh additionally handed away from a coronary heart assault earlier this yr.
Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 Assessments for his nation, however was maybe greatest identified for his exploits in white-ball cricket.
He featured in 198 ODIs — scoring six centuries and 30 half-centuries — whereas additionally contributing 133 wickets together with his useful off-spin and delicate medium tempo. It was on the 2003 World Cup the place Symonds burst on to the stage with maybe his biggest innings, as he smashed Pakistan with an unbeaten 143 in Johannesburg early within the occasion and helped Australia stay unbeaten and defeat India in a one-sided ultimate.
The stocky right-hander was additionally a part of the victorious World Cup aspect on the 2007 World Cup within the West Indies as Australia claimed their fourth 50-over World Cup title. Symonds additionally performed 14 T20I for Australia, managing 337 runs and eight wickets.
-with IANS inputs