Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away on the 24th of September.
Jones died at the age of 59 due to a heart attack. He died during his India trip to commentate on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 13th edition.
Dean Jones was regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his generation. He played 52 Test matches and 164 one day internationals (ODIs) for Australia.
Dean Jones is survived by his wife Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe.
A news channel Star India, broke the news of Dean Jones demise.
The statement read, “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones. The statement further read, “He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. 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. Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game.”
Dean Jones had an international cricket career spanned 10 years between 1984 and 1994.
During this duration, Jones scored 3,631 runs in Tests at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundreds and 14 half-centuries and over 6,000 runs in ODIs with seven centuries and 46 fifties.
After his retirement, he worked as a coach and commentator and was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019.
Hearing upon the demise of Dean Jones, cricketers reacted and poured condolences to his family.
Virat Kohli, the Indian Cricket Team Captain said, “Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends.”
Father of Cricket in India Sachin Tendulkar said, “Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away.
A wonderful soul taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia.
May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his loved ones.”
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