In a tragic blow to the cricket fraternity, it was announced that former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds passed away in a car crash on Saturday night. Symonds was just 46 years old. Since then, tributes have been pouring for the cricketer who was dearly called “Roy”. Adam Gilchrist, who has played multiple games with Symonds, also reacted after the cricketer’s demise. In this article, we take a look as Adam Gilchrist pens an emotional tweet for his friend Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds passes away in a car cash
Former cricketer Andrew Symonds breathed his last Saturday night. He was the only passenger in the car that had crashed just outside of Townsville in Queensland.
The police statement read, “Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled.” The statement further added, “Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.”
Symonds was an integral part of the era when Australia dominated World Cricket. In all, he played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is for his country. Symonds won two World Cups in his career. His passing away at the age of 46 is a big setback to the Australian cricket family.
Adam Gilchrist pens an emotional tweet for his friend Andrew Symonds
Adam Gilchrist and Andrew Symonds were part of multiple games for Australia. They were also thick friends off the field. After Symonds’s demise, Gilly took to his social media account to express his current state. Here is a look at what he had to say:
Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. 💔😞Advertisement
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022
It has not even been a few months since Shane Warne passed away. Andrew Symonds was doing well as a commentator and had a lot to contribute. His untimely demise will be a difficult pill to swallow for all who knew him.