Former Australian cricketer and reputed commentator, Dean Jones tragically and shockingly passed away on Tuesday in Mumbai. Dean Jones, who passed away at the age of 59, suffered a cardiac arrest in the lobby of the hotel. Brett Lee tried to resuscitate Jones through CPR; unfortunately, he could not save him. The former Australian speedster and Jones had breakfast together earlier after which the 59-year old had a heart attack at the lobby.
Dean Jones was one of the most elite batsmen produced by Australia and was part of their 1987 World Cup-winning team. The 59-year old featured in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs in a ten-year career from 1984 to 1994. In 52 Tests, Jones amassed 3631 runs with a best score of 216 along with 6068 in One-day international cricket.
In 245 first-class fixtures, the late cricketer had 19188 runs at a healthy average of 51.85. Dean Jones was also part of the famous tied Test that took place in Chennai. He scored a double-hundred in the first innings in that famous clash.
Several renowned cricketers mourned the demise of Dean Jones:
The likes of Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri, Steve Smith, and Virat Kohli all expressed their condolences through their official Twitter handles. The news indeed came as a shock to the cricketing fraternity since Dean Jones was part of the commentary team of the present IPL season alongside the likes of Brett Lee, Simon Doull, Scott Styris, Kevin Pietersen, Harsha Bhogle, and Sunil Gavaskar.