Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds on his official Twitter account.

Andrew Symonds, who unfortunately died in a car accident, has been mourned by the cricket community.

Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds. Image Credits: Twitter

The collision occurred on Saturday night near Hervey Range Road, roughly 50 kilometers outside of Townsville in northeast Australia, according to a report from the Queensland Police.

Sachin Tendulkar Recalls MI Memories With Andrew Symonds In A Heartfelt Goodbye

With the death of Symonds, Australian cricket has lost three major characters in the space of a few months. Shane Warne, the legendary spinner, and Rodney Marsh, the famous wicketkeeper, died hours apart in March.

Former India captain Virat Kohli expressed his condolences on the demise of the former Australian all-rounder on his official Twitter account.

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

‘The death of Andrew Symonds comes as a shock to all of us’: Sachin Tendulkar

Following Symonds’ passing, tributes have been offered to him, with former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar using his official Twitter account to express his condolences.

“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,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote.

Andrew Symonds Dies In A Car Accident Aged 46
Andrew Symonds Dies In A Car Accident Aged 46.

Between 1998 and 2009, Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is as an aggressive hitter who could also bowl medium pace and spin and was a great fielder.

He was a vital player on Australia’s Test side in the 2000s and helped them win the ODI World Cups in 2003 and 2007.

After coming on to bat with Australia at 86 for four against Pakistan in the opening ODI of the 2003 World Cup, he hammered 143 off 125 balls, one of his best moments on the cricket field.

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