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Dean Jones Dead: Cricket Fraternity Pays Tribute After Australian Legend Died Due To Cardiac Arrest

Mumbai: Following the death of Australian Cricket legend Dean Jones due to a massive heart attack, the cricket fraternity paid tribute to his remarkable contribution to Cricket. 

He was 59 years old.

Paying tribute to “a colleague and a dear friend,” India head coach Ravi Shastri said Jones “gone so young”.

“Shocked” India captain Virat Kohli prayed “for strength and courage to his family and friends”.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag also took to Twitter to share the grief. He wrote, “Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favorite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him.”

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan expressed his grief saying, “I’m deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of our fellow commentator #DeanJones   He was fine in the morning. I had a video call with his son two days back. Everything was fine. Everything was normal. I can’t believe this #RIP”

Australian cricketer and SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner tweeted saying, “I can’t believe this news. So very sad to hear about this. Rip Deano, you will be missed.”

Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja paid tribute and said, “Incomplete shock to hear about Dean Jones sad passing. One of a kind you were Deano and how lonely and helpless you must have felt on your own in that hotel room-a death we commentators fear the most, and likely to meet, helpless and gone in that hotel room…RIP my friend.”

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif condoled the death of the Australian legend said, “Shocked to hear Deano is no more. His innovative batting and his professorial analysis in the studio were always such a joy to watch. He was so full of life. I Will miss watching him on TV and talking cricket with him. RIP #DeanJones

Former Indian opener Sachin Tendulkar said that “Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away. A wonderful soul is taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia. May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his loved ones.”

Melbourne-born Dean Jones played 52 Tests, scoring 3631 runs at an average of 46.55. With the best score of 216, Jones scored 11 centuries and was an important member of Alan Border’s team.

Also Read: Australian Cricket Legend Dean Jones Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest, Aged 59

Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs with the help of seven centuries and 46 fifties.

Jones was one of the first Australian batsmen to be cut for the limited-overs game and was quite successful in it.

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