'This really hurts': Cricket world in shock over Symonds' tragic demise
The sudden death of Australia's legendary cricketer Andrew Symonds on Saturday night left the cricketing world in shock and utter disbelief.
"Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate,"
Symonds, aged 46, was involved in a single-car accident outside Townsville in Queensland state on Saturday night.
Players, former teammates and fans have taken to social media to share their devastation at the tragic news, which comes just two months after the deaths of fellow Aussie cricket greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
"This really hurts," tweeted Adam Gilchrist, former Australian wicketkeeper and a long-time teammate of Symonds.
Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That's Roy. Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022
"Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate," wrote Aussie quick Jason Gillespie.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan perhaps resonated with the feelings of most cricket lovers around the globe.
"Simmo .. This doesn't feel real," Vaughan tweeted.
Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia. We shared a great relationship on & off the field. Thoughts & prayers with the family. #AndrewSymonds pic.twitter.com/QMZMCwLdZs; Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 14, 2022
"Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia," former Pakistani cricketer and commentator Shoaib Akhtar wrote.
Shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. Such tragic news pic.twitter.com/pBWEqVO6IY; VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 15, 2022
Heartbreaking. Aussie cricket losing another hero.
Stunned. Co-team members 2003 World Cup. Amazing talent. Michael Bevan (@mbevan12) May 15, 2022