Andrew Symonds, who unfortunately died in a vehicle accident, has been mourned by the cricket community. According to Queensland Police, the collision occurred on Saturday night near Hervey Range Road, roughly 50 kilometers outside of Townsville in northeast Australia. With the death of Symonds, Australian cricket has now lost three major characters in less than a year. Shane Warne, the legendary spinner, and Rodney Marsh, the renowned wicketkeeper, died within hours of each other in March.

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 Symonds 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,” Tendulkar wrote. The death of Andrew Symond comes as a shock to all of us. He was not just a fantastic all-rounder, but also a lightning rod on the pitch. I have good recollections of our time as Mumbai Indians together.

Former India captain Virat Kohli also 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.

VVS Laxman, a former India cricketer who faced Symonds on many times during their international careers, too paid respect to the Australian icon.“Shocking news to wake up here in India. Rest in peace my dear friend. Such tragic news,” wrote Laxman.

Since his debut in 1998, Symonds has amassed 5088 runs in ODIs, including six hundreds. He also played 14 T20Is, averaging 48.14, and spent the closing years of his career in the IPL with the now-defunct Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians. After being selected for the Tests against Sri Lanka in 2004, he scored 1462 runs with two hundreds and ten fifties.