Adam Gilchrist has paid tribute to Andrew Symonds in the wake of his shock death, describing the all-rounder as “a real heart and soul type of guy that really made you happy.”
News broke on Sunday morning that Symonds had tragically died in a vehicle accident on Saturday night outside of Townsville.
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It is the second death to rock the cricketing world, as Shane Warne passed away from a heart attack on March 5 while on holiday in Thailand.
Gilchrist, who had played alongside Symonds across different formats and counted him as a great mate off the field, couldn’t believe that one of his closest teammates had died in such a short space of time.
“Simply stunned, I can’t believe we’re in this space again the cricketing world,” Gilchrist told SEN.
“Anyone that had…