Andrew Symonds: IPL had soured the friendship of Andrew Symonds and Clark, this is the whole story

Andrew Symonds Passes Away: Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds died in a car accident on Saturday night. At one time he used to be included in the list of star players of Australia. He was also the most expensive selling foreign player in the first season of IPL. He was bought by Deccan Chargers for a whopping price of 5.4 crores. However, due to the money Symonds received in the IPL, his friendship with Michael Clarke had soured. Symonds himself made this claim.

Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke have played cricket together for a long time. Both were very good friends. Although there was no contact between these two cricketers for a long time. According to Symonds, the reason for this was IPL. Symonds revealed the reasons for the feud between himself and Clarke on a Brett Lee podcast show earlier this year. Symonds said, ‘I think money does very strange things. Money is good but it can also be poison. I think our friendship broke because of this money. I have enough respect for him. So I won’t go too deep. I no longer have any friendship with him and I am comfortable with this. I don’t want to sit here and throw mud at them.’ 

Symonds had indicated so much in a conversation with Brett Lee that Clarke did not like it when he got such a high price in the IPL. This was the reason that later the news of rift between these two started coming. The dispute between the two first came to the fore when Clarke dropped Andrew Symonds from the ODI series for not attending a team meeting after becoming captain. Since then, Symonds has been questioning Clarke’s captaincy on several occasions.

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