Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans wore black armbands during an IPL 2022 match on Sunday to pay homage to former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds who passed away on Saturday.
The 46-year-old Symonds died after suffering a tragic car crash near Queensland in Australia. In an international career spanning over 11 years, Symonds racked up over 6400 runs and picked 165 wickets. He was also a key member of Australia’s ODI World Cup wins in 2003 and 2007.
Symonds made his IPL debut in 2008 with the now-defunct Deccan Chargers and scored 249 runs in eight matches during its victorious run next season. He spent his final season with the Mumbai Indians in 2011 where he scored 135 runs in 11 matches.
Despite playing only four matches in the inaugural IPL season, Symonds smashed the third century in the tournament’s history with a 53-ball 117* against Rajasthan Royals. Symonds finished his IPL career with 974 runs and 20 wickets from 39 matches.