Dean Jones’s sudden demise has left the cricket world and millions of fans in shock.
59-year-old former Australian cricketer was in Mumbai for covering the ongoing Indian Premier League as a commentator with the host broadcasters, where he suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday.
Jones was a two-time winner of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. The last position he held in the league was the head coach of Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.
In 2019, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Following his death news, the Pakistani cricket community, fans, and prominent personalities took to social media to pay their respects to the late cricket legend, #RIPDeano
We are saddened to announce that our Professor #DeanJones passed away due to cardiac arrest‼️— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) September 24, 2020
Deano you have contributed a lot in the World of Cricket & we will surely miss you in the field 😔
Our deepest condolences to Jones' Family for their loss#RestInPeace #ProfessorDeano pic.twitter.com/TOem64lyVi
PCB is devastated with the news of Dean Jones’ passing. On behalf of Pakistan cricket, the PCB offers its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the entire cricket community. pic.twitter.com/Bur7K12Vrs— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 24, 2020
You will be missed, Deano! pic.twitter.com/7vJRKOBQxa— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) September 24, 2020
#ISLU is deeply saddened by the news of #Ustaad @ProfDeano passing away. We can’t thank him enough for what he did for our team. He will be #RedForever. Our thoughts & prayers with his family.#ISLUFamily #RIPDeano pic.twitter.com/MCK149lCvk— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) September 24, 2020
No words are enough but extremely sad of the news of @ProfDeano demise. A kind soul, friend and teacher. My heart and prayers goes out to his family and friends in this difficult time. You will be missed coach. pic.twitter.com/lyODseJjOO— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 24, 2020
I hope your red book will always have my name on a better side, and I promise that my good books will always have yours. World lost a legend today, many like me lost a mentor today. Miss you Deano! pic.twitter.com/FGVxWB0r4R— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) September 24, 2020
really shocking to me u will b missed 😔 pic.twitter.com/fVD6MzZMHK— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 24, 2020
Shocked to hear the news regarding the passing of Dean Jones. He really loved Pakistan cricket and was an amazing man. Thoughts with his family at this difficult time.— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 24, 2020
Just shocked , yesterday I was listening his commentary in IPL. Will miss his energy and enthusiasm . having a great sense of Cricket. Yesterday Indian fans wanted to sack him from commentary panel bcoz of his connection with Pakistan 🇵🇰 and Karachi Kings.sad moment @ProfDeano . pic.twitter.com/fHz9ZB2nFy— Junaid Zaffar 🇵🇰 🏏 (@iam_DrJZK) September 24, 2020
RIP deano 😔💔 #KK🧢— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) September 24, 2020
Devastating news about the passing of @ProfDeano ! I don’t have words currently to express this tragic loss in cricket. RIP DEAN .. we will miss you !— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 24, 2020
Very sad to hear about Professor Deano’s passing. A great man who gave so much back to cricket. The love he gave the PSL in its early days paved the way for more foreigners joining the league and coming to Pakistan. World cricket has suffered a loss today. pic.twitter.com/gq55IpiQwd— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) September 24, 2020
Very sad news. Had the pleasure of meeting Dean Jones a few times; he was such a wonderful and fun-loving person. An excellent coach and so hardworking and passionate. May his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/TePUvenv9c— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 24, 2020
Good bye @ProfDeano (Dean Jones). Shall always remember our hugs and laughs during the winning streak with @IsbUnited. You were such a great sport and spirit. Always smiling. #RIPDeanJones pic.twitter.com/8jJXcjowhb— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) September 24, 2020
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.