Gilli, Laxman, Shoaib with other cricketers to mourn the loss of Symonds
“Think of your most loyal, fun-loving friend who would do anything for you. He’s Roy.” These words tweeted by Adam Gilchrist about Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who lost his life in a car accident late on Saturday night, best summed up the sentiments of the cricketing world on the passing away of a favorite cricketer.
Think of your most loyal, funny, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. I
— adam gilchrist (@gilly381) 15 May 2022
Gilchrist was accompanied by Symonds’ other ICC World Cup 2003 teammates – pacer Jason Gillespie and opener Matthew Hayden – who took to Twitter to express shock and disappointment.
“Heartbreaking,” Bevan said in his reaction to the Queenslander’s death. “Australian cricket lost another hero. Shocked. … amazing talent.” Gillespie tweeted: “Horrible news to wake up to. Absolutely devastated. We are all going to miss you.”
Scary news to wake up to.
Completely devastated. We are all going to miss you friend.️ #RIPROy
— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) 14 May 2022
Former Australian Test cricketer and commentator Damon Fleming said: “It’s so devastating. Roy really enjoyed being around.”
it’s so destructive
Roy enjoyed being around
Our thoughts are with the Symonds family #RIPROy
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) 14 May 2022
In our part of the world, former Test cricketer VVS Laxman reacted by saying: “Shocking news to wake up here in India. Peace in peace my dear friend. Such sad news.”
Shocking news to wake up to in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. such sad news pic.twitter.com/pBWEqVO6IY
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 15 May 2022
From the other side of the border, Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar tweeted: “Devastated to hear about the passing of Andrew Symonds in a car accident in Australia. We share a great relationship on and off the field. Thoughts and prayers with the family “
Devastated to hear about the passing of Andrew Symonds in a car accident in Australia. We shared a good relationship on and off the field. Thoughts and prayers with the family. #andrew symonds pic.twitter.com/QMZMCwLdZs
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 14 May 2022
, Gilli, Laxman, Shoaib with other cricketers to mourn the loss of Symonds