Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones dies of heart attack

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones dies of heart attack

In the year 2020, there have many famous personalities that have left for heavenly abode. Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Chadwick Boseman, Cliff Robinson and Naya Rivera are some of the prominent names that come to mind.

Today on September 23, another name was added to this list as Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai. Jones was in India as a part of Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). He suffered a heart attack.

Star India confirmed this grim news via a media statement that reads. "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest," 

"We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements," the statement added.

As soon as the news broke, many cricketers took to their social media to post condolence messages. 

India captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter shared, "Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends. Kohli is currently in UAE and he is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

"Rest In Peace, Prof. The cricketing world will miss your entertaining lectures," tweeted Rohit Sharma who is the captain of Mumbai Indians. 

In his cricketing career, Jones has played 52 Tests for Australia, amassing 3,631 runs at 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 fifties. In 164 ODIs, Jones scored 6,068 runs at 44.61 with seven tons and 46 fifties.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, IPL 2020 could not take off at its scheduled time and kicked-off from September 19, 2020. The matches are being played in UAE where all the teams are staying in their bio-secure bubble. 


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