Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds was killed in a car accident on Saturday night. At one point he used to be included in Australia’s list of star players. He was also the most expensive foreign player in sales in the first IPL season. He was bought by Deccan Chargers for a whopping 5.4 crores. However, due to the money Symonds received at 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. They were both 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 his and Clarke’s feud on a Brett Lee podcast show earlier this year. Symonds said: ‘I think money does some very strange things. Money is good but it can also be poison. I think our friendship was broken because of this money. I have enough respect for him. So I’m not going to go too deep. I no longer have any friendship with him and I feel 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 didn’t like it when he got such a high price in the IPL. This was the reason why news of a breakup between these two later began to trickle in. The feud between the two first came to light when Clarke dropped Andrew Symonds from the ODI series for failing to attend a team meeting after becoming captain. Following this, Symonds had been questioning Clarke’s captaincy on several occasions.

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