Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has been killed in a car crash, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. As per cricket.com.au, Queensland Police are now investigating the crash that had taken place at Hervey Range, about 50km from Townsville. As soon as the news of Symonds passing emerged, his contemporaries took to Twitter to express their grief and pay tribute to the swashbuckling all-rounder. Symonds is survived by wife Laura and young children Chloe and Billy.

Several cricketers took to Twitter to condole the demise of Symonds:

The 46-year-old who had played 26 Tests and 198 ODIs for Australia was viewed as one of the modern-day greats and he had the ability to change the complexion of the game within minutes.

Along with the skills with bat and ball, Symonds was a gun fielder as well and he was a key member of Australia’s 50-over World Cup triumphs in 2003 and 2007.

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The right-handed batter played for Queensland for 17 seasons and talking about County Cricket, he represented Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey.

In the Indian Premier League, Symonds played for the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians.

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