Former Australian batsman Dean Jones passes away at 59

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones passes away at 59

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Dean Jones played 52 tests and scored 3631 runs, including 11 centuries, and featured 6063 runs, seven centuries and 46 fifties, in 164 One-Dayers.

The former Australia batsman, died on Thursday after a major heart attack in Mumbai. Jones aged 59, was in India as a commentator for the IPL suffered a massive heart attack.

Jones, considered one of his generation’s finest batsmen, was part of Australia’s 1987 World Cup-winning squad.

In an international career that spanned 10 years from 1984 to 1994, he played 52 Tests and 164 one-day internationals.

“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. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” Star India said in a release.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said they were devastated by the news of Jones’ death.

“On behalf of Pakistan cricket, the PCB offers its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the entire cricket community,” the PCB tweeted.

Many cricketing legends have expressed their grief on the great loss of cricketing world.

 

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