Veteran Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones has suddenly passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai as per some media reports. Jones was part of the Star Sports commentary team and was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai. He was 59.
The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is currently underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the tournament is nearing its first week of completion. The news has come up as a shocking incident as Jones was absolutely fit and healthy and was quite active in the Indian media circuit as well.
Breaking News: Veteran Australian Cricketer Dean Jones Passes Away Due To Cardiac Arrest
“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,” Star Sports said a press release.
“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,” the release added.
“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,” the broadcasters said.
Dean Jones: One Of The All-Time Greats
Jones has played a total of 52 Test matches and scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55. He also represented Australia in a total of 164 ODIs and scored 6008 runs at an average of 44.61. Jones also has a double century to his name in Test cricket and was among the first players to represent Australia in the limited-overs cricket.
Jones has been an active part of the global cricket media fraternity and has done commentary in various cricket leagues and tournaments all across the globe.