Previous Australian cricketer Dean Jones has kicked the bucket of a coronary failure, matured 59.
Jones, in Mumbai as a component of the Indian Premier League’s legitimate telecom discourse group, endured a significant coronary failure.
Dear companions of Jones said he had gone for a sudden spike in demand for Thursday morning and had the coronary episode at noon in his lodging at the Trident. Previous Australian quick bowler Brett Lee endeavored to restore him.
“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. We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” Star India said in a statement.
“Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with cricket development across South Asia. He was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young cricketers. 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Jones played 52 Tests and scored 3631 runs, including 11 centuries. His most celebrated innings was his 210 in the tied Test against India in Chennai in 1986. Be that as it may, he will seemingly be best associated with his one-day worldwide adventures, where he scored 6063 runs, including seven centuries and 46 fifties, in 164 matches.
His wellness and running stroke play assisted with changing the white-ball design, while his choice to wear shades in the field introduced a pattern that remaining parts right up ’til the present time.
He was likewise a journalist with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and his blunt perspectives were regarded by the Australian cricket brotherhood.
Recognitions from nearby and a far distance poured in on Thursday night, with Allan Border – Jones’ previous Australian skipper and a man he venerated – driving the way.
“I don’t really know what to say. He was simply just a good mate that always had my back,” Border said.
“We’d stayed close post cricket and only talked this morning about a fun project that we were going to get involved in. So many great memories it’s hard to single things out.
“I’m not sure the cricketing public really appreciate how good a cricketer, in all forms, Deano was. I’m genuinely shattered by this news.”
Cricket Australia administrator Earl Eddings said Jones would be woefully missed by cricket fans far and wide.
“Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of this great game,” Eddings said.
“Anyone who watched cricket in the 1980s and 1990s will fondly recall his cavalier approach at the crease and the incredible energy and passion he brought to every game he played.
“Although many remember him for his brilliance in the 50-over game, arguably Jones’ finest moment in the national team came in scorching conditions in Chennai in 1986, where his selfless and courageous innings of 210 helped Australia to a famous tie against India.
“Jones remained an immensely popular figure in Australian and Victorian cricket throughout his life and was a much-loved columnist and commentator in every corner of the cricketing world.
“This is a truly sad day. Deano’s loss will be felt not just at home in Australia, but across the globe. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe.”
Darren Berry, Jones’ long-lasting Victorian colleague, said he was “uncomfortably numb”.
“We spoke on the phone for almost two hours just a few days ago and now you are gone,” Berry said on social media.
“So glad we reunited my friend after too many years apart … I’ll miss our passionate cricket chats.”
Previous Australian commander Steve Smith said he was broken by the news.
“Awful to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away in Mumbai. He was a wonderful player for Australia and he will be missed,” he said on social media.
Tom Moody, Jones’ previous Australian Test and one-day global partner, was additionally in stun.
“Confused with the awful updates on the death of my extraordinary mate and darling cricketing man. You will be painfully missed by your cricketing family,” he said via web-based media.
Michael Sholly, Jones’ previous commander at Melbourne Cricket Club, said the club was in grieving.
“I am just so devastated by the news. He was a champion of our club and always played for us even when he played for Australia the night before in Sydney,” he said.
“He even played a year in our seconds at the end of his career to help the young players. He gave himself to others. There are so many great times he had with Melbourne.
“He was a great model for our players. I am so devastated for Jane and the kids. He was a great friend to everyone.”
India chief Virat Kohli took to Twitter to offer his appreciation.
“Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends,” Kohli wrote.
Sachin Tendulkar played against Jones in his first Test visit through Australia in 1991/92.
“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,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Previous Australian quick bowler Peter Siddle included his considerations.
“Such sad news. Growing up as a young kid watching his highlights inspired me to play the game. You will be sadly missed mate #RIP,” Siddle wrote.
Previous England skipper Kevin Pietersen said he was “gutted” by Jones’ passing.
The Carlton Football Club, whom Jones was an avid supporter of in the AFL, wrote: “We’re deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former test cricketer and lifelong Carlton supporter, Dean Jones.”
Jones is made due by his significant other Jane and two girls Phoebe and Isabella.
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