Dean Jones passes away: Heart Wrenching, Heart Whammy – Cricket Fraternity Mourning
Mourning as former Cricket Australia batsman Dean Jones, who revolutionize batting in ODI cricket, he died in Mumbai on Thursday due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Jones, 59, in Mumbai with Star Sports commentary team for the Indian Premier League. He was in a bio bubble in a city hotel. He is survive by his wife & 2 daughters.
‘Shocked to hear of the tragic loss of Jones Dean. Praying for strength & courage for his family and friends,’ India captain Virat Kohli said on Twitter.
‘Totally shocking news about Dean Jones’ demise. The wonderful soul was also soon remove.
I had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia. Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his loved ones.
‘It’s really shocking to lose a coworker and a dear friend – Dean Jones. Got so young.
Ravi Shastri, the head coach of India tweeted, Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.’
‘Shocking news.. This year gets worse. Dino joking with him last week about carrying the red book with me for the match.
Awesome.. My heartfelt condolences to the family, ‘KXIP head coach Anil Kumble tweeted.
‘Being silenced. Devastated. Great man of RIP,’ former Australia captain Michael Clarke wrote.
‘Eager to hear news of Dean Jones’ demise in Mumbai. He was a great player for Australia and will be missed.
My thoughts are with his family. RIP Dino, ‘Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith wrote.
Incredibly sad news about @ProfDeano. Thoughts & prayers with the family.
Shocked. Horrible news, former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara wrote.
He play 52 Tests & 164 ODIs for Australia and part of the 1987 World Cup winning team.
‘It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones A.M.
He died of sudden cardiac arrest, ‘Star Sports said in a press release. ‘We express our deepest condolences to his family and are ready to support him in this difficult time.
We are in contact with the Australian High Commission to make necessary arrangements for the release of the release.
‘He was a champion commentator, whose presence & the presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans.
He will be remembered by the star and his millions of fans worldwide. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, ‘the broadcaster said.
A player ahead of his time, Jones scored seven hundred 46 fifties at an average of 44.61 over 6068 ODIs.
For Indian fans, he will always remain in his memory for the historic tie Test in Chepauk,
Where he laid the foundation for a big Australian score by scoring an unbeaten double century in challenging conditions.