Andrew Symonds was a true cricketer, a true Australian and a true champion.

He was a champion on the cricket field, where he was a dominant force, and he was a champion off the field too.

With a career spanning more than 20 years and almost 600 wickets, Symonds was one of the most successful all-rounders of his generation.

A world-class cricketer, Symonds won a World Cup medal in 2003, and was a member of Australia's 2003 World Cup winning side.

His ability to bat, bowl, and field with skill and speed, and with a strong focus on fitness, made him a key player for Australia

He also was a member of the Australian team that won the 2007 World Cup, as well as the 2007 World Twenty20.

Symonds was a remarkable cricketer and as a true all-rounder, he was able to perform on all three cricket fields

He also holds the record for the fastest Test century made by an Australian, which he scored against Bangladesh in 2001.

His death has prompted tributes from all corners of cricketing world, with former teammates, fans and opponents all paying their respects.

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