Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has died of a cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel, IPL broadcasters Star Sports have confirmed.Jones, 59, was in Mumbai with the Star Sports’ commentary team for the Indian Premier League.
He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the 1987 World Cup winning team.”It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” Star Sports said a press release.
As soon as the news broke IPL teams from KXIP to RCB pay tribute to Australian legend.
Absolutely devastated to hear about the demise of Dean Jones. A colossal loss to the cricketing community. His connection to Chepauk will always be cherished. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/mDHO0d76d0
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 24, 2020
RIP, Dean Jones. You will be missed.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) September 24, 2020
Professor. Always and Forever 💙
Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden demise of one of the greatest ambassadors of cricket, #DeanJones.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/Kp84RR3VcD
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) September 24, 2020
A fanastic cricketer and a commentator par excellence.
RIP Deano, you will be missed 💜
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/qyr8k2snzz
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 24, 2020
Cricketer, coach, commentator. A man with talent in abundance. Huge loss for the cricketing community. RIP, Dean Jones. pic.twitter.com/kMkdiqNEKo
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 24, 2020
We will miss you & your voice, Professor. 🙏
Deeply saddened by the loss of commentator & former Aussie cricketer, Dean Jones. pic.twitter.com/L2nOSZdgkI
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 24, 2020
Rest In Peace, Prof. The cricketing world will miss your entertaining lectures 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/PdPVWsPtrN
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 24, 2020
We are extremely shocked and sad to learn of the untimely demise of Mr. Dean Jones. His energy and enthusiasm for the game will be truly missed. Our thoughts with his family, friends and his followers in this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/gAAagImKeC
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 24, 2020
Dean Jones: 1961-2020 – an icon of the game gone way too soon. RIP
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2020
Really saddened to hear the passing of Dean Jones.
Go well, Professor. pic.twitter.com/BywCntezid
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 24, 2020