Darren Lehmann Reflects On His Great Mate Andrew Symonds
On Roo, Ditts & Loz
In the aftermath of the tragic, premature passing of Andrew Symonds, Darren Lehmann joined Roo, Ditts & Loz for Breakfast and reflected on his great mate Roy.
"A great man," Lehmann said.
"Loved fishing, loved his family, loved his friends, loved a XXXX Gold tin, mate.
"He loved getting away in the outdoors.
"For me, he taught me a lot, actually, in terms of he needed an outlet. So when I first coached him, I had to give him a couple of days off so he could go fishing.
"That was just the way he was, he wanted to do the outdoors, he played the game he loved for a game.
"He didn’t play it for the rewards, the monetary rewards, he played it for a game.
"That probably sums him up the best way, just a great mate to all and we’re gonna miss him dearly."
Lehmann's chat was part of several tributes to Symonds across the Triple M world, with Adam Gilchrist, Justin Langer, Mark Howard and Brad Haddin also reflecting on the passing of their great mate Roy.