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Pakistani cricketers express condolence on death of Andrew Symonds

Symonds aged 46 was an Australian all-rounder and two-time World Cup winner. He was a member of Australia’s two world-cup winning squads in 2003 and 2007. Symonds appeared in 198 one-day internationals in addition to 14 T20 internationals.

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Pakistani cricketers have expressed condolence on the passing away of Australian Cricketer Andrew Symonds in a car accident on Sunday.

Symonds, aged 46, was an Australian all-rounder and two-time World Cup winner. He was a member of Australia’s two world-cup winning squads in 2003 and 2007. Symonds appeared in 198 one-day internationals in addition to 14 T20 internationals.

Pakistani cricketers also expressed condolence on his death. Shoaib Akhtar in his tweet said that he was devastated to hear about the passing away of Andrew Symonds. “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,” said Shoaib Akhtar in a tweet.

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif in a tweet shared, “ I saw him on the field, played against him, spent time with him & I can only say I will miss you, Andrew. The world saw you as a devastating cricketer, we felt the real human rooted deep inside you RIP.”

Ahmad Shahzad, who is currently out of the team these days, said: “Always a magnanimous presence in the field. Never imagined you’d go so early. Sad beyond words on hearing about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car accident. World cricket will always remember you.”

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The current opener of Pakistan Imam-ul-Haq in his Twitter message said: “Shane Warne earlier and now #AndrewSymonds, 2022 can’t get any tougher for @CricketAus and the entire cricket community. Thoughts and prayers for his friends and family”

“Symonds was a man for the fast lane… can’t forget his 143 against us at Joburg in the 2003 World Cup… on his day he could blast the best deliveries… off the field he was courteous and loyal… shocked at his untimely death … May he rest in peace,” said Wasim Akram.