Harbhajan Singh pays emotional tribute to the late Andrew Symonds. Harbhajan revealed that he and Symonds became closer during the IPL as he learned more about the Australian cricketer.
On Sunday (May 15), cricket fans learned of the tragic death of former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds in a car accident. This major mishap occurred on the outskirts of Townsville. With Symonds being one of Australia’s most celebrated all-rounders, his death shocked the cricket world, and tributes poured in from all over.
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who paid an emotional tribute to the two-time World Cup winner, was also ‘devastated’ by the news. Notably, Harbhajan and Symonds were involved in the infamous’monkey gate’ saga during India’s tour of Australia in 2007-08. However, their relationship improved when Symonds joined the Mumbai Indians camp during the 2011 IPL season.
Thanks to the IPL and the Mumbai Indians for bringing Andrew Symonds and me together: Harbhajan Singh emotional tribute
Harbhajan revealed that he and Symonds became closer during the IPL as he learned more about the Australian cricketer. He even stated that the Australian star was willing to meet him late at night. “Obviously, we have a long history. Thank you to the IPL and the Mumbai Indians for putting both of us in the same dressing room. And then I met such a lovely person, and we became very good friends,” Harbhajan said on Star Sports.
“We used to sit down, have a drink, laugh, and tell a lot of stories.” “He was someone I could call at 2:30 a.m. and say, ‘hey mate, what are you doing, what are you up to, let’s meet,’ and he’d be up for it,” he continued. The former cricketer also revealed his initial reaction to the shocking news.
“I woke up this morning and saw my phone, and I was devastated to learn that Andrew had died.” I still can’t believe Andrew is no longer alive because he’s such a strong man, and whatever happened is heartbreaking. “My condolences to his family and friends, and this is a loss for all of us,” Harbhajan added.