Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

Former Australia cricketer, coach and commentator Dean Jones has died at the age of 59.

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

Dean Mervyn Jones an Australian cricket commentator, coach and cricketer, who played Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia, died of cardiac arrest on 24 September 2020 at the age of 59.

Jones began his first-class career in the 1981–82, Jones was selected on the 1984 tour of the West Indies after Graham Yallop had to pull out due to injury. His most notable innings was in only his third Test against India in the Tied Test in Chennai (Madras) in 1986.

Jones worked as the head coach of Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League.

Jones was in Mumbai as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Brett lee fellow comentetor  tried to give him the CPR in the hotel room but was unsuccessful. He was rushed to  Harkisandas hospital near by where he was decleared dead on arrival.

Jones remained a very  popular figure in Australian and Victorian cricket throughout, was a much-loved columnist and commentator in every corner of the  world of cricket.

"Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends," tweeted India captain Virat Kohli.

Harsha Bhogle, another colleague of Jones, sent out a series of tweets grieving the Australian's passing. "No, Deano. No. I am speechless. And in shock. And refusing to accept," Bhogle wrote on Twitter