Former Australia cricketer, Dean Jones passes away. He was in Mumbai and died due to a heart attack. The former Aussie batsman was 59 years old. Dean was in Mumbai as a commentator for the on-going Indian Premier League (IPL).
The reports suggest that former Aussie bowler Brett Lee tried to give Jones CPR but it was of no use.
Dean Jones had accompanied Brett Lee and another commentator Nikhil Chopra for breakfast in the morning.
According to the reports, Dean Jones had a terrible heart attack in the lobby of the hotel. He was to put up by BCCI’s IPL broadcaster Star Sports.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” reads a statement issued by Star.
Star further extends condolences to Dean’s family and mentions that the network stands ready to support them in this difficult time.
The statement further mentions that they are in contact with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements.
The statement, it also praises the late cricketer for his cricketing career and his brilliant performance as a commentator.
“He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the globe,” reads the statement.
Speaking of Dean Jones, he played 52 Tests for Australia. In the career duration of eight years, he managed to score 3621 runs at an average of 46.45. Jones also has 11 centuries in his name as the highlight of his career.
Dean Jones is mostly known for his double hundred against India. The game played in 1986 ended up in a tie.
Apart from his Test match glory, Dean Jones also has some sparkling figures in the ODIs as well. In the 164 ODIs Jones played, he scored 6068 runs. Here he has 7 centuries under his belt.