Australia Cricketer Dean Jones, Passed Away in Mumbai

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Australia Cricketer Dean Jones, Passed Away in Mumbai
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The former Australian cricketer Dean was in Mumbai, India for hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL). Jones was a member of the Star Sports commentary crew and stayed in a biosecure bubble in a 7 -star hotel in Mumbai. On Thursday after 12 PM he suffered a heart attack at the Hotel where he was staying in Mumbai. Dean Jones was 59 years old and died of a cardiac arrest, and the Australian High Commission is informed to make the necessary arrangements.

Dean was not a legend on the fields, but after that, he has been involved in cricket development across South Asia. He was passionate about the game and was a star commentator that his presence, as well as the presentation, brought delight to cricket fans out there. It was always a pleasure to hear him during the match, and fans around the world will miss him. He was keen on exploring new talent and training young Cricketers.

The cricket legend Dean Mervyn Jones AM

The former Australian cricketer was born in Melbourne, Dean Jones joined Australian team in 1984 till 1994, and in the span, he played 52 Test matches scoring 3631 runs at an average of 46.55. 

Besides a 216 as his biggest score, Deano scored 11 centuries and 14 half-centuries. 

He was also an essential member of Allan Border’s team.

In one-day internationals, he amassed 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 centuries and 46 half-centuries.

He was called “Professor Deano”, the Victorian player was a top-order batsman and was popular for his attacking batting technique in one-day internationals.

Dean Jones played 245 matches in which he acquired a total of 19,188 runs at an average of 51.85 with 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries.

Many cricketers around the world paid homage to the former Australian cricketer by pouring their heart out on Social Media like Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, Harsha Bhogle, etc.