Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has died. His ‘innings of life’ ended with a heart attack in Mumbai, India.
Dean Jones was working as a commentator in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dean Jones,” Star India, which owns the broadcasting rights to the IPL, said in a statement.
‘He died of a sudden heart attack. We have deep sympathy for his family during this difficult time.’
According to Star India, the embassy is being contacted about his funeral and the arrival of his body in Australia.
After retiring from the national team, the talented Australian cricketer chose cricket coaching and commentary as his profession. Dean Jones also coached the Chattogram team in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
He had an all-round performance as a commentator and cricket analyst.
The Australian middle-order batsman was born on March 24, 1961 in Melbourne. He made his Test debut for Australia in 1984. He scored 3631 runs in 52 Tests in his career. Average 46.55. He has scored 11 centuries. There are 14 half-centuries. The best score is 216 runs.
Jones scored 6068 runs in 164 ODIs. Average 44.61. The number of centuries is 7. He has scored 46 half-centuries. His record in first-class cricket is also great. 19,188 runs in 245 matches. 55 centuries.
News Room, September 24,2020