Former Australia batsman Dean Jones died of heart attack on Thursday in Mumbai. His fellow commentator for the ongoing IPL 2020, Brett Lee was with him during the time he suffered a cardiac arrest in hotel’s lobby & tried to save him by giving him CPR but all his efforts went in vain. Jones was just 59 years old & his death came as a shock for the entire cricket fraternity.
Several former & current cricketers took to social media to pay tribute to Dean Jones & condoled his death. From legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar to current India head Coach Ravi Shastri tweeted their condolences for the family members & friends of former Australian Cricketer.
Dean Jones had a spectacular career in Test cricket. He scored 3,631 runs from 52 Tests at an impressive average of 46.55 since making his debut against the West Indies in 1984. Jones finished his career with 11 centuries in the longest format of game.
Jones was also a renowned ODI player & was known for his excellent batting skills. He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in Adelaide in 1984. He went on to score 6,068 runs at an average of 44.61. He hit seven centuries & 46 half-centuries. After announcing his retirement from International Cricket Dean Jones made his name in commentary & was known as one of the best voices of cricket fraternity. He also had performed the role of a coach & guided PSL franchises Karachi Kings & Islamabad United to maiden titles in 2016 & 2018.