Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies at 59
Published: 06:27 PM, 24 September 2020
Former Australian star cricketer and popular commentator Dean Jones
Dean Jones, the former Australia batsman, passed away from sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 59, reported Indian broadcaster Star India.
Jones, known as one of the finest batsmen, played 52 Tests and 164 one-day internationals for Australia in an international career that spanned 10 years between 1984 and 1994.
He scored 3,631 runs in Tests at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries and over 6,000 runs in ODIs with seven centuries and 46 fifties.
Meanwhile, the world cricket arena is saddened by his death news.
“It’s terrible news. Dean Jones has died in Mumbai. He was an extraordinary cricketer in Australia. Of course, we will miss him. My condolences to his family. Rest in Peace, Dino,” former Australia captain Steven Smith, wrote in a statement.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar writes, “The news of Dean Jones’ death is causing great distress. Such a wonderful man left suddenly! I got a chance to play against him on my first tour of Australia. He is one of my loved ones, I prayed for his departed soul.”
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” Star India said.
“We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” the Indian broadcaster added.
After his retirement, he worked as a coach and commentator and was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Hame in 2019. Former Australian star and popular commentator Dean Jones was commenting for Star Sports in the current IPL.