Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones passes away at age 59

Dean Jones, former Australian Cricketer turned commentator, passed away at the age of 59 after suffering from a cardiac arrest in Mumbai, India.

Dean Jones – 59, was in India and was providing his services as a commentator in the Indian Premier League (IPL), when he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest and passed away on Thursday (today).

Jones began his first-class career in the 1981–82 season with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. Jones also played for Durham and Derbyshire in the English County Championship.

During his career, he scored 19,188 runs in first-class matches, including 55 centuries and 88 half centuries and a highest score of 324 not out, at an average of 51.85.

His international career comprised of 52 Test Matches, in which he scored 3,631 runs, including 11 centuries, at an average of 46.55.

Cricketing fraternity including various former and current players took to social media to offer their condolences on the legend’s demise.

Dean Jones was also associated with Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League (PSL), and had served as the Head Coach for Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.