Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones, in Mumbai for IPL commentary, dies of heart attack

Dean Jones died

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a attack . He was 59. Jones was in Mumbai as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. It’s understood that Brett Lee, his fellow commentator, tried to offer him CPR but was unsuccessful. On Thursday morning Jones had breakfast with Lee and another commentator, Nikhil Chopra.

Dean Jones suffered a huge attack within the lobby of the hotel where he was staying during the commentary stint.

Dean Jones

The late cricketer played 52 Tests for Australia and scored 3631 runs at a mean of 46.55 with 11 centuries. He famously hit a double-century against India within the tied Test of 1986. Dean Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs at 44.61 with seven centuries. He was a part of Australia’s 1987 World Cup-winning squad. He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1984 and played his last international match in 1994. The moniker “Professor Deano” cursed with Jones in his post-retirement career when he worked as a cricket analyst for several channels including Star, who hired his services as an expert on their show “Select Dugout.”

For Indian fans, one among Jones’ best memories is from that 1986 Test in Chennai when during the course of his epic 210-run knock he threw abreast of the sector and had to be carried to the hospital after the innings.

 

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