Cricket fraternity mourns death of Andrew Symonds

New Delhi [India]May 15 (ANI): Cricket fraternity mourned the tragic death of former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident Saturday night.

According to the police statement, Symonds, aged 46, died in a car accident on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge in Queensland, Australia, when his car went off the road and rolled over.

Former India batter and current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), VVS Laxman, wrote on his Twitter: “Shocking news to wake up here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. What tragic news. ” “Shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Andrew Symonds. Gone too soon. Sincere condolences to the family and friends. Prayer for the departed soul,” tweeted former India spinner, Harbhajan Singh.

Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer tweeted: “Terrible news to wake up to. Sad to know Andrew Symonds is gone. Gone way too soon. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. May God give them the strength to bear this to face tragedy.” On the other hand, former Pakistani pacesetter Shoaib Akhtar wrote: “Devastated to hear that Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident in Australia. We had a wonderful relationship on and off the pitch. Thoughts and prayers with the family.” Statement from the Queensland Police, Symonds was involved in a one-vehicle accident at approximately 10:30 PM.

After information about the accident, paramedics arrived but were unable to resuscitate the former Australian cricketer. Symonds was the only person in the car.

This is another tragic blow to Australian cricket. Symonds is the third Australian cricket legend to die suddenly this year following the tragic deaths of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh in March. (ANI)

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