Darren Lehmann Reflects On His Great Mate Andrew Symonds

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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.


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Rudi Edsall

17 May 2022

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