Highlights

  • Tendulkar calls Symonds live-wire on the field
  • Gilchrist calls 'Roy', 'most loyal, fun, loving friend'
  • Tributes pour in as Symonds passes away at the age of 46

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Millions of cricket lovers woke up to the devastating news of Australian legend Andrew Symonds passing away at the age of 46 in a car crash on Saturday night.

The swashbuckling cricketer who is regarded as the best all-rounder of his time is the third Australian Cricketer to lose his life in 2022 after Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. The explosive all-rounder who was popularly known as Roy was a part of 2 World Cup-winning squads of Australia in 2003 and 2007. His cricket colleagues from around the world expressed their grief as soon as they got the saddening news.

Sachin Tendulkar wrote Andrew Symond’s demise is shocking news for all of us to absorb. Not only was he a brilliant all-rounder, but also a live-wire on the field. I have fond memories of the time we spent together in Mumbai Indians. May his soul rest in peace, condolences to his family & friends.

With Harbhajan Singh, Symonds had a hot and cold creation until they made up in 2011 after they together played for Mumbai Indians. Bhajji wrote, 'Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Andrew Symonds. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Prayers for the departed soul'

Shocking and saddening to hear of Andrew Symonds' passing. May his soul RIP and God give strength to his family in this difficult moment, said Virat Kohli

Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mat, Tweeted Jason Gillespie.

Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy, wrote his colleague Adam Gilchrist

While VVS Laxman wrote, shocking news to wake up to here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend, such tragic news, '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.' wrote Shoaib Akhtar.

The aggressive batter died in a car accident in Townsville in northeast Australia. According to local media reports, Queensland Police said the accident occurred at Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Townsville.

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