REACTION TO THE SHOCK DEATH OF CRICKET GREAT ANDREW SYMONDS
“I can’t quite believe it. Another tragic day for cricket. Bad things do happen in threes – Rod Marsh earlier this year, not long after that obviously Shane Warne and now Simmo. Another terrible day for cricket.” – former Australian captain Mark Taylor.
“This really hurts.” – former Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist.
“Simmo .. This doesn’t feel real.” – former England captain Michael Vaughan.
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.” – Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar
“Horrendous news to wake up to. Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.” – former Australian teammate Jason Gillespie.
“Hearts broken again…if we were Ted Lasso, he was our Roy Kent…called it straight..didn’t do fluff…was true to himself…loyal…quirky…will be missed forever …thoughts with family and friends… ” – former Australian cricketer and fellow commentator Kerry O’Keeffe
“Andrew was a much-loved and admired cricketer in Australia and around the world. He was a prodigious talent from an early age in Queensland with his clean ball-striking ability, shrewd spin bowling and brilliant fielding.” – Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley.
“Australian cricket has lost another of its very best. Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history. He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends.” – Cricket Australia chair Lachlan Henderson.
“Andrew Symonds was an outstanding player – dynamic, entertaining and skilful – who made an unforgettable contribution to Queensland and Australian cricket. My deep condolences to his family at this time.” – Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.