Former star cricketer, commentator, and coach Dean Jones passed away
Former star cricketer, coach, and popular commentator Dean Jones passed away. While in a bio-safety zone at a hotel in Mumbai, he died due to a heart attack.
Jones was based in Mumbai to work as a sports analyst and commentator for Star Sports for the current edition of the IPL. He died at the age of 59 while staying at a hotel there. Indian media say he breathed his last at around 12 noon.
Jones played for the Australian national team for eight years from 1974 to 1992. He has played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs in Ajit’s jersey. He has scored 3731 runs at an average of 46 in Tests. He scored 11 centuries and 14 half-centuries. In ODI cricket, he has scored 6073 runs at an average of 45 with 47 centuries and 6 half-centuries. Jones has scored more than 19,000 runs in 245 matches in first-class cricket.
The former star was a popular face in South Asian cricket. He was the idol of many young cricketers. He also worked as a coach. He was also a popular commentator. World cricket is now saddened by this news.