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.
Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. 💔😞— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) 1652574712000
“Heartbreaking,” Bevan said in his reaction to the death of the Queenslander. “Aussie cricket losing another hero. Stunned. … Amazing talent.”
Heartbreaking. Aussie cricket losing another hero. Stunned. Co-team members 2003 World Cup. Amazing talent. RIP SIMMO 😥— Michael Bevan (@mbevan12) 1652575649000
Gillespie tweeted: “Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.”
Horrendous news to wake up to.Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.☹️ #RIPRoy— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) 1652570529000
Former Australian Test cricketer and commentator Damen Fleming said: “This is so devastating. Roy was so much fun to be around.”
This is so devastating 😞 Roy was So much fun to be around Our Thoughts are with Symonds family #RIPRoy— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) 1652572460000
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.”
Shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. Such tragic news 💔🥲 https://t.co/pBWEqVO6IY— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1652575068000
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.”
Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia. We shared a great relationship on… https://t.co/AbOyI2SELE— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 1652570689000
Vale Andrew Symonds. We are shocked and saddened by the loss of the loveable Queenslander, who has tragically pas… https://t.co/KxzvSyFbfe— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) 1652575108000
Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Andrew Symonds. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to the family and f… https://t.co/zUytvAGexC— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1652582779000
Terrible news to wake up to. Saddened to know that Andrew Symonds is no more. Gone way too soon 💔 Thoughts go out t… https://t.co/TLt6wbUFk6— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1652582954000
Tragic news to hear of Andrew Symonds passing. Condolences to his family, friends and well wishers.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 1652580996000
As we mourn the loss of former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, we take a look back to his tremendous 143* ag… https://t.co/rJSus2RWLM— ICC (@ICC) 1652582405000

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