Former Australian cricket team cricketer Dean Jones died at the age of 59. He died of a heart attack in Mumbai. Dean Jones had been the coach of several teams as well as a commentator. Dean Jones played Test and ODI cricket for Australia. He has many excellent records in Test cricket to his name, while he was known for his batting and superb fielding in ODI cricket.
He was in Mumbai for commentary
He had established himself as a successful commentator after his retirement. This time he was doing commentary from Mumbai in the IPL. This time Jones was part of the IPL commentary panel, with Scott Styris, Brett Lee, Graeme Swann and Brian Lara doing commentaries from Mumbai. Today the sixth match of IPL is to be played between RCB and KXIP and before that cricket fans have received this sad news, which makes the fans very sad.
Career and Records
Dean Jones was considered one of the best ODI batsmen in the world in the late 80s and early 90s. He was the best batsman against both spinner and a fast bowler. He was considered amazing in terms of running between the wickets. In 2019, he was inducted into the Australia Cricket Hall of Fame.
Dean Jones made his Test debut against the West Indies at Port of Spain on 16 March 1984 in Australia.
He played a total of 52 Tests for this team in his career in which he scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55. This includes 11 centuries, while his best score in the Test was 216 runs. Talking about ODIs, he made his debut on 30 January 1984 against Pakistan in Adelaide.
He played a total of 164 ODIs for Australia, scoring 6.68
runs at an average of 44.61. He scored a total of 7 centuries and 46
half-centuries in ODIs. Talking about first-class matches, he scored 19188 runs at an average of 51.85 and the number of centuries was 55.
Dean Jones was known for his outspokenness as a commentator and once called former South African cricketer Hashil Amla a terrorist. After this, he came in quite a lot of headlines. Dean Jones was the interim coach of the Afghanistan cricket team while he held the post of coach of Pakistan Super League team Islamabad United. This team became the champion in 2016 under his coach.
In 2018, he once again became the coach of the same team and this team became the champion again, while in the year 2019 he became the head coach of the Karachi Kings instead of Mickey Arthur.
After the demise of Cricketer Dean Jones, Team India coach Ravi Shastri tweeted and paid his tribute to him.
Star Sports said, “With great sadness, we are sharing the news of Dean Mervyn Jones AM’s demise. He died of a heart attack. ” Further he said,“ We express our condolences to his family and are ready to support him in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make necessary arrangements. ‘
The broadcaster stated, “Jones was one of the great messengers of the game and was associated with the development of cricket in South Asia. He was obsessed with finding new talent and policing young cricketers. He was the champion commentator whose presence and manner of presenting the game always brought fans joy. Star and his millions of fans worldwide will miss him. Our condolences and prayers are with his family and friends. ‘
Randeep Hooda shared Dean Jones’s photo and wrote: “God bless your soul Dean Jones. Legend.” Randeep Hooda remembered him this way. There are a lot of reactions to this tweet by Randeep Hooda. Dean Jones had the highest score of 145 runs in ODIs and 216 in Tests. He is considered to be very efficient in the morning wicket and was quick to rotate the strike with a single-double.