New Delhi: The heartbreaking news of Australian legendary cricketer Andrew Symonds’ death in a car crash sent shockwaves around the world on Sunday morning. Tributes have flown in from all over the world for the two-time World Cup winner. The Cricket fraternity recalled and hailed all glorious achievements of the flamboyant all-rounder during his illustrious cricketing career.
Former West Indies star cricketer took to Instagram on Tuesday evening to share a throwback clip via his official Insta account in which Andrew Symonds can be seen playing with Lara’s children. The heartfelt video has gone viral on social media.
“Thank you Roy!! I will let my son know how lucky he was that day to spend some time with you,” Brian Lara wrote in the caption of his post.
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Talking about Symonds’ unfortunate death, the 46-year-old passed away following a single-vehicle auto accident late Saturday night near Townsville in northeast Australia. Cricket Australia confirmed Symonds’ death, citing a police statement with details of the accident.
Symonds was described as “a cult hero during the peak of his international playing career and one of the most skilled allrounders Australian cricket has seen”.
“Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled,” a police statement said.
“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,” they added.