Andrew Symonds’ death shocked the world and only recently did the adorable Australian cricket star mourn a different loss.
The world of cricket is in shock over the death of former Australian star Andrew Symonds.
Symonds He died at the age of 46 Saturday night in a car accident outside Townsvillewhere Queenslands lived.
Symonds was the only person in the car at the time. Queensland police are conducting an investigation into the incident.
Just 10 weeks ago, Symonds took to Instagram to pay tribute to his former teammate Shane Warne, who died in Thailand of a heart attack.
“Devastated, I hope it’s all a bad dream, I just can’t think of never seeing you again. With love to the whole Warne family, I am speechless, ”Symonds wrote.
It was the last post Symonds posted on the social media platform.
Sunday social media has been inundated with tributes to the talented handymanwho entertained cricket fans with his aggressive batting and electric field.
In shock, the former teammates, colleagues and fans. Legendary wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist was among the many to express his sadness, saying that he “really hurts”.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who also commented alongside Symonds, tweeted: “Simmo … Doesn’t look real … #RIP”.
Cricket Australia has released a statement describing Symonds as “one of the most exciting and versatile all-rounders of his generation”.
CA CEO Nick Hockley said, Andrew was a much loved and admired cricketer in Australia and around the world.
“He will be sadly missed by the Australian cricket community and especially his very close friends at the Queensland Bulls, where he was a popular and much admired teammate and friend.”
Symonds was born in Birmingham, England and qualified to play for his cricket team. However, he moved into the Down Under at a young age and decided to wear green and gold.
Symonds was a key member of Australia’s ODI teams who won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007, playing 198 times in the 50 over format, scoring 5088 points and scoring 133 wickets.
Once classified as a white ball specialist, Symonds developed into a brilliant test player where he also built an impressive record. He wore the baggy green 26 times, scoring 1462 points with an average of 40.61.
One of Australia’s most beloved sports personalities, Symonds has successfully transitioned into commentary at the end of his playing days, working for Fox Sports for the past four years.
Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley said, Andrew Symonds was one of a kind.
“We are aware of this shocking news and our deepest condolences go out to his wife Laura, two boys and all his fellow co-workers and close friends of Fox Sports and the Cricket fraternity.”
Originally published as ‘A bad dream’: Andrew Symonds’ sad final Instagram post before his death