Former Australian cricketer and analyst, Dean Jones death has left the entire cricketing community in a state of shock. Jones, who was commentating for Star Sports Dugout in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, passed away on Thursday after collapsing in the lobby of the Mumbai hotel after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.
Irfan Pathan, who was Dean Jones’ colleague at Star Sports, opened about the unfortunate turn-of-events, adding that he and his fellow commentators could not believe when they were apprised of the dread news of the beloved cricketer’s demise. Pathan said hours before his demise, Jones had had his breakfast and had even done his usual training before going his routine walk.
“We could not believe it. He was fine on Wednesday. He did a TV show with us. Today, he is no more. According to Pathan, Jones had breakfasted that morning and even went for his usual training and walk. The news about his sudden heart attack broke out suddenly,” Irfan Pathan told Mid-day.
Earlier, Pathan had taken to his official social media accounts to mourns the tragic passing of Dean Jones, where he wrote-
I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of our fellow commentator #DeanJones He was fine in the morning. I had a video call with his son two days back. Everything was fine. Everything was normal. I can’t believe this #rip”
According to the reports in Australian media, Jones compatriot and fellow colleague at Star Sports had tried to perform CPR [Cardiopulmonary resuscitation] on the unconscious cricketer but despite his best efforts, he could not revive the former Australian middle-order batsman. He was later declared dead due to cardiac arrest. Jones was 59.