Cricket fraternity mourns the death of Andrew Symonds, pays tribute
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds passed away. This is sad news for Cricket Australia and the cricket fraternity. Andrew Symonds has been an important part of Cricket Australia. Symonds played a key role in the development of the Australian team in the first decade of the 21st century. One of the finest all-rounders, Andrew Symonds could bat in any order, his bowling would have impressed more. Symonds made his debut in 1998. In 26 Test matches, 198 ODIs and 14 T-20 matches, he has taken close to 7000 runs and 150 wickets there. He played his last match in the year 2009. In IPL, he has played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians.
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died after a car accident. The accident happened on Sunday (15 May) on the outskirts of downtown Townsville. Symonds was 46 and is survived by wife Laura and two young children, Chloe and Billy. The news of his death spread like wildfire and there was a wave of mourning in different places.
Cricket fans, fellow players all termed the death of Symonds as an incompleteness of the cricket world. Through Twitter, many big players tweeted and paid tribute to Symonds.
Meanwhile, former Australia captain Allan Border also paid a heartfelt tribute to the legendary all-rounder, what makes him so special. “He hit the ball a long way and just wanted to have fun. He was a bit like an old-fashioned cricketer, former Test captain and part of Fox Sports,” Allan Border told the Nine Network.