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Why is the late Andrew Symonds called ‘Roy’?

Why is the late Andrew Symonds called 'Roy'?

In the recent and saddening developments of cricket, former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, aged 46, died in a car accident. On 14th May, Saturday night, the cricket world received the breaking news according to which, his car crashed about 50 km outside Townville.

The cricket world was yet to digest the loss of the great Shane Warne and probably was not ready to bid farewell to another cricketing legend. The prolific all-rounder of his time, Symonds represented his country in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is.

Apart from gathering 6887 international runs, Symonds made his place through his appealing and energetic fielding. He made an impact due to his bullet-styled throws inside the circle.

Another major thing that is concerned with him is his well-known name ‘Roy’. Symonds was more called as Roy but the people wonder, why? It was because his childhood coach first referred to him with this name which was adored later on.

The reason behind his nickname was his likeliness for the ex Basketball player Leroy Loggins, who is a former American-Australian Basketballer. Loggins was part of the renowned National Basketball League from 1981 and went on to play until 2001.

Symonds did not only rouse in his international career but due to his attractive stat book, he was the most expensive player in the first season of the Indian Premier League, IPL 2008 auction. He has represented Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2011. Also, his contributions to Kent, Lancashire, Surrey and Gloucestershire in County Cricket are worth applauding.

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