Breaking News: Former Australian cricketer, coach and commentator Dean Jones has passed away at the age of 59.
Dean Jones, a former Australian batsman, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack in Mumbai. He is 59 years old. Jones, who is in India as an IPL commentator, reportedly had a violent heart attack around noon the IST.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dean Mervyn Jones AM’s death,” a Star India commentator confirmed, in a statement.”
Dean Jones Passed Away
He died of a sudden heart attack. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and are ready to support them through this difficult time.
“Dean Jones is one of the game ambassadors related to the development of cricket in South Asia. He is passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young cricket players.
Dean Jones Last Tweet
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) September 23, 2020
He is a commentator whose attendance and presentation make the game joy millions of fans. He will be missed dearly by everyone at Star and his millions of fans around the world. “
Jones recalled two centuries of taking the famous India-Australia test in Chennai, taking 59 tests and 164 ODI.
He was also part of the Australian team that won the 1987 World Cup. After retiring from all types of cricket in 1997-98, he worked as a cricket coach and commentator.
Australia 253/5 (50 overs)
Boon (75), Veletta (45*), Jones (33), Hemmings (2/48)
England 246/8 (50 overs)
Athey (58), Lamb (45), Gatting (41), Waugh (2/37), Border (2/38)
Australia won by seven runs
Dean Jones is a prolific hitter in all formats. He made his debut for Australia in 1984 in ODI vs. Pakistan, a form in which he would become a trendsetter and score 40 points unbeaten in Australia before taking part in tests for the first time in the West Indies months later.
Inning who would remain the most famous only came on his third Test when he challenged the requirement to make 210, after which he ended up in the hospital.
Dean Jones Last Breath
Dean Jones will go on to complete ten more tests in the hundreds, including 184 unbeaten against England at SCG, a double against the mighty West Indies in Adelaide in 1988-89.
In a one-day match, he is a player ahead of his time and carries a brilliant run between goals, an attacking mindset against all kinds of bowling and beautiful pitches. He scored seven centuries, including three through four during the 1986-87 World Series.
There was controversy when he was removed from the testing page just two games after his last century of testing in 1992-93, and his ODI career ended in 1994. He continued in first-class cricket on business trips as captain of Victoria and Derbyshire.
From 2015 to 2019 he was head coach of the Pakistan Super League Islamabad United. In 2017 he worked briefly as interim coach for the Afghan national team.