Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies aged 59

Legendary Australian cricketer Dean Jones, who represented his nationwide aspect in a complete of 216 matches throughout all codecs of the sport, handed away on Thursday. He was 59-year-old.

The former right-handed batsman breathed his final after struggling a cardiac arrest in Mumbai, PTI reported.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and present Indian head coach Ravi Shastri took to their official Twitter handles to  mourn the unhappy demise of Jones.

Sehwag expressed his grief on the passing away of Jones and wrote that the previous Australian cricketer was certainly ‘one in every of his favorite cricket commentators’.

“Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him,” he tweeted.

Shastri, alternatively, posted an image of Jones and conveyed his condolences to the legendary cricketer’s household and associates.

“Really shocking to lose a colleague and a dear friend – Dean Jones. Gone so young. Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace #RIPDeanJones,” the previous Indian cricketer

Born on March 24, 1961, Jones made his worldwide debut fo Australia throughout a One-Day International (ODI) match in opposition to Pakistan at Adelaide in January 1984.

Just two months later, the fomer top-order Australian batsman performed his first match for the nationwide aspect within the longest format of the sport in opposition to the West Indies in Port of Spain.

Jones went on to notch up 3,631 runs in 52 Tests and 6,068 runs in 164 matches he performed for Australia within the 50-over format throughout his illustrious cricket profession.

Besides this, Jones additionally amassed 19,188 runs in 245 first-class matches and 10,936 runs in 285 List A video games.

In 1994, Jones bid adieu to cricket abruptly after his contentious axing from the aspect, however stay concerned in cricket as a coach, commentator and author.

Regarded among the many finest ODI batsmen on the planet, Jones was additionally inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame final 12 months.

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