Mumbai, May 15:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) players pay tribute to former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds by wearing black bands during their match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, May 15. Symonds passed away this morning.
A statement from Queensland Police Symonds, 46, was the victim of an automobile accident in the Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers from Townsville. He took his life.
Symonds was a part of the Australian team across all formats for over a decade. He played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Symonds was a striker like Andre Russell and was also useful with his medium pace and off-spin bowling.
Earlier on Sunday, cricketers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also paid tribute to Symonds. Players observed a minute’s silence at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram ahead of the opening Test starting today.
Rest In Peace, Andrew Symmonds.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL)
May 15, 2022
Following the incident, many cricketers from around the world expressed their condolences to the family of Symonds. Symonds became the third Australian cricketer after wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh and legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne to say goodbye to the world in 2022.
As far as CSK’s match against GT is concerned, Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat. While the Yellow Army is only playing for honours, the Titans are aiming to cement their place in the top-two to play Qualifier 1.
Both the teams are as follows-
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI):
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (w/c), Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Simarjit Singh, Mathisha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary
Story first published: Sunday, May 15, 2022, 16:57 [IST]