Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday,
A 59-year-old Australian cricket legend reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. He was in India to fulfill his commitments for the host broadcasters of the Indian Premier League.
During an international career that spanned 8 years between 1984 and 1992, Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia He scored 3631 runs in red-ball cricket at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries.
In one-day internationals, he amassed 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 hundred and 46 fifties.
His sudden death has left the cricket community heartbroken:
Tragic news coming from Mumbai: one of the real personalities of cricket and commentary, the Aussie who played that unforgettable innings in Chennai in 1986, Dean Jones has passed away. Loved him on air and at the crease. Saw him last night on @StarSportsIndia RIP.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 24, 2020
Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him. pic.twitter.com/FZBTqIEGdx— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 24, 2020
Life is so harsh – Dean Jones was doing commentary for #IPL2020 last night and today he is no more. RIP Legend.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 24, 2020