Symonds, who was affectionately known as “Roy”, died aged 46 in a car crash on Saturday night in Queensland. The cricketer is survived by his wife and two children.
Dutt said he was “deeply shocked” by the news of the sports star’s untimely death.
“Deeply shocked to hear of one of cricket’s best #AndrewSymonds. Thoughts & prayers with his family. God bless his soul. RIP Caption!” he wrote on Twitter.
Deeply shocked to hear of one of cricket’s best #AndrewSymonds. Thoughts and prayers with his family. May God… https://t.co/ou73LiRlXC
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) 1652598863000
Calling Symonds a ‘tremendous competitor’, Akhtar said the cricketer’s passing was nothing short of ‘heartbreaking’ for cricketer fans who still have to deal with the deaths of Australian legends Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh in March.
“In a heartbreaking series for Australian cricket fans and cricket fans everywhere. RIP #AndrewSymonds.. a formidable competitor who in his time could turn any game upside down. condolences to the family,” he said. he tweeted.
In a heartbreaking series for Australian cricket fans and cricket fans around the world. RIP #AndrewSymonds .. a great c… https://t.co/uUDnIxVsKQ
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1652589547000
Rampal wrote: “Too sad, woke up to this tragic news of Andrew Symonds, fatal car accident. Prayers and condolences to his family. #RIPAndrewSymonds”.
It’s so sad, woke up to this tragic news Andrew Symonds, fatal car accident. Prayers and condolences to his family… https://t.co/5F3p0KFw6D
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 1652582564000
An offensive hitter, who could also roll at both medium pace and spin and an outstanding defender, Symonds featured in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is during a successful career between 1998 and 2009.
He helped Australia win the ODI World Cups in 2003 and 2007 and was a key member of Australia’s Test squad in the 2000s.
Filmmaker Nilamadhab Panda said Symonds’ death was a huge loss for everyone in cricket.
“Really saddened, deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident of #AndrewSymonds, my deepest condolences to the family and the fans, a huge loss for everyone in cricket.”
Truly unhappy, deeply saddened to learn of the tragic accident of #AndrewSymonds, my deepest condolences to… https://t.co/tTmlnAmBfr
— NILAMADHAB PANDA ନୀଳମାଧବ ପଣ୍ଡା (@nilamadhabpanda) 1652598030000
Actor Rahul Bose said, “Tragic. Too soon. RIP.”
Tragic. Too early. TO TEAR. https://t.co/5HZxZEEJRm
—Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) 1652588196000
Actress Saiyami Kher, a cricketer herself, said “Oh my god no #AndrewSymonds”.
Oh god no 💔#AndrewSymonds
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) 1652584872000
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