Cricket legend Dean Jones, 59, Dies of Heart attack


Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died of a heart attack on Thursday. Jones was in Mumbai as part of the commentary team at Star Sports for IPL 2020 when he passed away.

Jones collapsed in his Mumbai hotel, where he was staying along with fellow former cricketer, Brett Lee.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We are extremely sad to hear of Dean’s sudden death and I would like to extend our deep condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the ICC.

Jones played 52 tests and 164 one day internationals for Australia during a cricketing career that spanned eight years from 1984 to 1992.

The Victorian cricketer was famous for his attacking battle style in one day cricket.

He played 245 first-class matches, racking up a total 19,188 runs at an average of 51.85 with 55 centuries and 88 half centuries.

Between 2016 and 2019, Jones coached Pakistan Super league teams Islamabad United and Karachi Kings and served as head coach for Afghanistan’s national team in 2017.

In 2019 he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

Jones was also made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his charity work in 2006.

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