As the entire cricket world was busy celebrating the extravagant festival of cricket, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), shock waves were sent in the cricketing world when the news of Dean Jones’ death arose all of a sudden.
Veteran Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones has suddenly passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. 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.
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.
Twitter Mourns As Veteran Australian Cricketer Dean Jones Passes Away Due To A Sudden Heart Attack
The entire cricket fraternity couldn’t believe the news and cricketers from all corners of the globe paid tribute to one of the most vocal and analytical experts of the game.
Catch some of the Tweets here:
2020 cannot get worse? really saddened about news on Dean Jones legendary cricketer and an even better person.
— Hassan Ali ?? (@RealHa55an) September 24, 2020
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
Gone to soon @ProfDeano RIP Deano ?? condolences to family ? Very sad to hear the news..
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 24, 2020
Stunned and I can’t believe what I am hearing. We have lost a true character of the great game we love in @ProfDeano . From the Cricket pitch to the comm box and the golf course your banter and stories will never be forgotten mate. RIP Deano..??
— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) September 24, 2020
Shocked and devastated!! #RIPDeanjones
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) September 24, 2020
Can’t believe this..pls tell me news about Deano is false…??
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) September 24, 2020
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) September 24, 2020
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
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 24, 2020
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 24, 2020
I just wish this wasn’t true. So shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of Dean Jones? cannot believe this
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) September 24, 2020
In complete shock to hear about Dean Jones sad passing. One of a kind you were Deano and how lonely and helpless you must have felt on your own in that hotel room-a death we commentators fear the most, and likely to meet, helpless and gone in that hotel room…RIP my friend.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 24, 2020
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 24, 2020
Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him. pic.twitter.com/FZBTqIEGdx
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 24, 2020
No, Deano. No. I am speechless. And in shock. And refusing to accept.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 24, 2020
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
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 24, 2020
Absolutely sad news about Dean Jones, had the pleasure of meeting him and playing under him. Proper maverick and loved how weird and different his views and thinking was with regards to cricket. Your energy and passion for the game will be missed. Rest Easy Deano!!! pic.twitter.com/m3J4SOeCJn
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) September 24, 2020
We will miss you & your voice, Professor. ?
Deeply saddened by the loss of commentator & former Aussie cricketer, Dean Jones. pic.twitter.com/L2nOSZdgkI
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 24, 2020
Speechless. Devastated. RIP great man ?? https://t.co/mt5RQf2luW
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) September 24, 2020
At a loss of words to express my grief at the passing of a man who I admired a lot. Loved chatting cricket with him. Genuinely loved the sport. 59 is not an age to go….too soon my friend. Too soon. World of cricket will be poorer in your absence. R.I.P., Deano.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 24, 2020
I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of our fellow commentator #DeanJones He was fine in the morning. I had video call with his son two days back. Everything was fine. Everything was normal. I can’t believe this #RIP
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 24, 2020
Shocking news… This year gets even worse. Was joking with Deano last week about carrying a red book with me to the match. Terrible… My heartfelt Condolences to the family. ??
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 24, 2020
Can’t believe that Dean Jones has passed away suddenly. Such sad news. 2020 a year to forget! #RIPDeano
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 24, 2020
Very sad to hear of the passing of Dean Jones. He was always a fantastic bloke to have a yarn with around a cricket field. I remember in Canada one of his stories was so funny I actually forgot to warm up to bowl pre-game. RIP.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) September 24, 2020
Sad to hear the demise of my good friend Deano! He was always full of energy and positivity. Will miss him and may his soul rest in peace ?!
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) September 24, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 24, 2020
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) September 24, 2020
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 24, 2020
Absolutely devastated to hear about the demise of Dean Jones. A colossal loss to the cricketing community. His connection to Chepauk will always be cherished. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/mDHO0d76d0
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 24, 2020
Oh no! So shocking and sad. Condolences to family and friends. #RIPDeanJones
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) September 24, 2020
Shocking news of #DeanJones passing away in Mumbai. He was our coach during a T10 league a couple of years back. His ideas and insight were so unique. A very popular Aussie in India. Will miss you and your passionate voice sir. #OmShanti #RIP pic.twitter.com/Kn1KlyAQSk
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 24, 2020
Very, very sad news. Rest in Peace, Professor Deano. Sending my condolences to his loved ones.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 24, 2020
Speechless n shattered #RIPDeano ????
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) September 24, 2020
Awful to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away in Mumbai. He was a wonderful player for Australia and he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family. RIP Deano https://t.co/AmVhQiNEe2
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) September 24, 2020
You disagreed with Deano, you pulled his leg more than you might with others. But that was because he was game. And when he came up with a theory, you always listened because it was backed by numbers. He loved cricket but that was only one of the reasons we loved him. So so sad
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 24, 2020
Terrible news of Dean Jones passing away. My heartfelt Condolences to the family. ??
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 24, 2020
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
Cricketer, coach, commentator. A man with talent in abundance. Huge loss for the cricketing community. RIP, Dean Jones. pic.twitter.com/kMkdiqNEKo
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 24, 2020
Shocked to hear Deano is no more. His innovative batting and his professorial analysis in studio were always such a joy to watch. He was so full of life. Will miss watching him on TV and talking cricket with him. RIP #DeanJones
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 24, 2020
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.