The world woke up to a shocking piece of news on Sunday as the former Australian cricketer, Andrew Symonds passed away in a car accident. The tragic news left the entire cricketing fraternity to shock. Numerous former and present cricketers took to their social media handles and posted heart-melting tributes to the former all-rounder.
Andrew Symonds’ sister too was shocked after hearing the news. Reports have suggested that she has left a heartfelt letter to the site of the accident.
“Gone far too soon. Rest in peace Andrew. I wish we had one more day, one more phone call. My heart is broken. I will always love you, my brother.” She wrote in the letter.
Floral tributes lay at the crash site where Andrew “Roy” Symonds lost his life on Saturday night, outside of Townsville.
The letter, penned by his sister, reads “I will always love you my brother” @TheTodayShow pic.twitter.com/Wt3EZGc6Ty
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One of the reports who was at the scene of the accident told FIVE radio that she could “see that there’s a lot of brake marks on the road from where his car veered off before it eventually rolled”.
“At this stage police still have no idea why he left the road,” she added. “One rumour that’s going around by locals is he may have swerved to miss an animal but everything’s under investigation at the moment.”
A witness told Courier-Mail that along with Andrew Symonds were his two dogs who didn’t want to leave him.
“One of them was very sensitive and didn’t want to leave him,” she said. “It would just growl at you every time we tried to move him or go near him.” She then expressed how her partner tried helping Symonds but he wasn’t responding. She said, “My partner tried to get (Symonds) out of the car, to put him on to his back. He was unconscious, not responsive and had no pulse.”
In his illustrious career, Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is for Australia. He amassed close to 7000 international runs and also claimed 150 wickets. Besides, he also played for Mumbai and Hyderabad in the Indian T20 League.