Australian cricket legend Dean Jones is no more! The legend died of heart attack at the age of 59.
- Dean Jones passed away at the age of 59.
- He died of heart attack in Mumbai.
- Brett Lee tried to give him CPR.
- He was in India as a part of IPL’s commentating team.
Australian cricket player who turned into a commentator died in a Mumbai hotel on 24th September, of a massive heart attack. He was in India as a part of IPL’s commentating team.
According to sources, Dean collapsed in the hotel lobby while he was entering with former fast bowler, Brett Lee. Brett tried his best to give him CRP but was not successful. On an early morning, the late cricket, along with Lee and another commentator Nikhil Chopra had breakfast,
Star India, who hosts the broadcast of IPL via Star Sports, released a statement writing:
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.
The statement continued:
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.”
Overall, Dean played 52 tests for Australia and is widely known for his double-century against India in the tied Test of 1986. He scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 with eleven centuries.
According to The Telegram investigation, the following celebrities have tweeted about Dean Jones’ death over different platforms and media:
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar felt absolutely heartbreaking. He wrote: A wonderful soul taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia.
Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away.
A wonderful soul taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia.
May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his loved ones. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/u6oEY1h7zz
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 24, 2020
Similarly, Indian’s head coach Ravi Shastri wrote, “Gone so young. Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.”
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 24, 2020
David Warner feels very sad to hear about it. He tweeted:
I can’t believe this news. So very sad to hear about this. Rip Deano, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Mc8h36gnWe
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) September 24, 2020
Hassan Ali is saddened about the news of the legendary cricketer and an even better person.
2020 cannot get worse😭 really saddened about news on Dean Jones legendary cricketer and an even better person.
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 24, 2020
Simon Doull claims that we have lost a true character of the great game.
Luke D’Anello feels horrible for his sudden death. He tweeted: Couldn’t question his love for the game. What a loss. RIP.
Horrible news that Dean Jones has passed away suddenly. One of the greatest one-day batsmen of all time and his brave Test double century against India in 1986 will never be forgotten. Couldn’t question his love for the game. What a loss. RIP.
— Luke D'Anello (@LukeDAnello) September 24, 2020
Virat Kohli wrote: Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends.
Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 24, 2020
Dean made Test and ODI debut in 1984. His last international match was in 1994.