Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds was killed in a vehicle accident on Saturday night, shocking the cricket world. He was 46 years old. According to sources, Symonds’ vehicle went off the road on the outskirts of Townsville, causing the accident. Several cricketers flocked to Twitter shortly after the news broke, mourning the death of the former Australia captain. Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistan speedster, sent a touching message on Twitter, remembering their friendship on and off the field.

Devastating news! Condolences to Andrew Symonds family, Thoughts & prayers with the family and friends!

— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) May 15, 2022

Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy. 💔😞

— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) May 15, 2022

This is so devastating 😞

Roy was So much fun to be around

Our Thoughts are with Symonds family #RIPRoy

— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) May 14, 2022

Horrendous news to wake up to.

Utterly devastated. We are all gonna miss you mate.☹️ #RIPRoy

— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) May 14, 2022

If Roy shook your hand you had his word, that’s the sort of bloke he was and that’s why I always wanted him on my team. An extraordinary player and even better human being. Can’t believe he’s gone. Thoughts are with his family at this time. pic.twitter.com/7r7FiK1CzK

— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) May 15, 2022

Simmo .. This doesn’t feel real .. #RIP ❤️

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 14, 2022

Symonds played 26 Tests for Australia and was regarded as one of the top players in the game’s limited over forms, particularly ODIs. In 50-over cricket, the all-rounder has 198 appearances for his nation, scoring over 5000 runs and taking 133 wickets. Symonds’ death comes only a few months after spin star Shane Warne and Rod Marsh both died of heart problems earlier this year in March.

Source: Hindustan Times / Twitter