Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans players wore black armbands to pay their respects to Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident on Saturday evening. 

Queensland police said that the accident happened in Hervey Range Road, about 50 km outside Townsville in northeast Australia.

“Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometres from Townsville that’s taken the life of a 46-year-old man last night,” the statement said.

“Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled. Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.”

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An attacking batter, Symonds made his international debut in 1998 and went on to play 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is in a successful career between 1998 and 2009. He was part of two World Cup-winning campaigns for the country. 

“Australian cricket has lost another of its very best,” Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson said.

“Andrew was a generational talent who was instrumental in Australia’s success at World Cups and as part of Queensland’s rich cricket history. He was a cult figure to many who was treasured by his fans and friends. On behalf of Australian cricket our deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s family, team-mates, and friends,” he added.

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Several of his teammates took to social media to pay tributes to him.

Adam Gilchrist tweeted, “Think of your most loyal, fun, loving friend who would do anything for you. That’s Roy.”

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Former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting wrote, “If Roy shook your hand you had his word, that’s the sort of bloke he was and that’s why I always wanted him on my team. An extraordinary player and even better human being. Can’t believe he’s gone. Thoughts are with his family at this time.”