Sunday, May 19, 2024

Australian cricket has lost another of its very best

People all across the world are shocked and mourning the loss of the cricket legend Andrew Symonds. The devastating news triggered a wave of reactions from the cricket fraternity.

Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds has died aged 46 after being involved in a car crash.

Queensland police said early information indicated Symonds’ car “left the roadway and rolled”.

The all-rounder played 26 Tests, 198 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20s for Australia between 1998 and 2009.

A powerful batter, canny bowler and fine fielder, Symonds was part of two 50-over World Cup wins and Australia’s Ashes victory over England in 2006-07.

Cricket Australia said it was “shocked and saddened by the news”.

Cricket Australia chair Lachlan Henderson said: “Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. 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.”

His passing is another significant loss for Australian cricket, following the deaths of former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh and legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne earlier this year.

“Tragic news surrounding the former Australia all-rounder and our thoughts are with his friends and family,” read a tweet by ICC.


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