Australian cricket has paid tribute to the late Andrew Symonds on the one-day worldwide towards Zimbabwe in Townsville with lots of the issues he cherished in life.
The favored all-rounder died in a automotive accident in Could.
Along with his nickname, “Roy”, and take a look at quantity emblazoned on the sphere, the Australian facet, followers and Symonds’s family members remembered him within the metropolis he settled down in after retirement from the sport.
Symonds’s youngsters, Will and Chloe, acted as drinks carriers throughout the match, after lining up with the groups previous to the beginning for a minute’s silence.
On the innings break, the youngsters, alongside together with his spouse Laura Vidmar, sister Louise, mom Barbara and canines Woody and Buzz gathered on the pitch for the service.
His finest pal, former cricketer Jimmy Maher, carried out Symonds’ saggy inexperienced cap and bat, whereas a handful of things that summed up the laconic outdoorsman have been positioned close to the pitch: his crab pot, Akubra hat and fishing rod.
John Williamson’s Hey True Blue was performed over stadium loudspeakers, earlier than everybody current gave a ultimate spherical of applause for certainly one of cricket’s nice entertainers.
Symonds performed 26 checks for Australia and received two one-day World Cups.