Dean Jones death: Sanjay Manjrekar says he was a real friend too

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones died of a massive heart attack. The 59-year-old was part of the Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Hearing the news, cricket fraternity paid their condolences.
Ex-Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag said, “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”.
Kings XI Punjab bowler Jimmy Neesham also paid his tribute and wrote,” Very sad to hear of the passing of Dean Jones. He was always a fantastic bloke to have a yarn with around a cricket field. I remember in Canada one of his stories was so funny I actually forgot to warm up to bowl pre-game. RIP”.
Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia during his eight year-long international career from 1984 to 1992. He scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundreds and 14 half-centuries.
Earl Eddings, Chair of Cricket Australia, remembered a “legend of this great game”. “Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of this great game,” he said. “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.

 

 

 

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