Dean Jones Dies at the Age of 59

Dean Jones Dies at the Age of 59

Dean Jones Dies at the Age of 59

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies from a cardiac arrest at the age of 59 in Mumbai. 

Dean Jones was currently working as a commentator of this year’s IPL 2020. Sadly, the 59-year-old former Australian cricket player and coach has passed away due to a sudden cardiac arrest while in Mumbai. 

His death has been confirmed in a statement released by IPL broadcaster Star Sports. The statement read, ‘It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time’. 

Jones is also known as one of the players who had shaped the modern ODI game that everyone had loves. Having written a book about ODI batsmanship, Jones used his experience in teaching players to charge bowlers with his running style. Being an outstanding player in the mid-80s, Jones went on to be featured 164 times in the 50-over format. 

Remembering Jones, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings says, ‘Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of this great game. Anyone who watched cricket in the 1980s and 1990s will fondly recall his cavalier approach at the crease and the incredible energy and passion he brought to every game he played’. 

‘Jones remained an immensely popular figure in Australian and Victorian cricket throughout his life and was a much-loved columnist and commentator in every corner of the cricketing world. This is a truly sad day. Deano's loss will be felt not just at home in Australia, but across the globe’, he added. 

Jones ended his 10-year playing career with 3,631 Test runs at an average of 46.55. He also happened to garner a total of 19,188 first-class runs with an average of 51.85. After his retirement, he went on to being a broadcaster and a commentator for cricket games such as the IPL. To learn more about how the sport is played, check out Betwala. 

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