Deano's loss will be felt across the globe: Cricket Australia chairman

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 9/25/2020 11:00:57 AM

Mumbai, Sep 24 Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings mourned the sad demise of former national team star Dean Jones, who died of a heart attack at a Mumbai hotel on Thursday. He was 59. Jones was in India for his commentary commitments for the host broadcaster of the Indian Premier League 2020. The 59- year-old suffered a massive heart attack in the afternoon after 12 PM which resulted in his demise. "Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of this great game. "Anyone who watched cricket in the 1980s and 1990s will fondly recall his cavalier approach at the crease and the incredible energy and passion he brought to every game he played. "Although many remember him for his brilliance in the 50-over game, arguably Jones’ finest moment in the national team came in scorching conditions in Chennai in 1986, where his selfless and courageous innings of 210 helped Australia to a famous tie against India. "Jones remained an immensely popular figure in Australian and Victorian cricket throughout his life and was a much-loved columnist and commentator in every corner of the cricketing world. "This is a truly sad day. Deano’s loss will be felt not just at home in Australia, but across the globe. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe," Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings said in a statement. Dean Jones, regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his generation, was part of Australia's World Cupwinning team in 1987. Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia during an international.


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