Former Australian cricketer, Dean Jonas suffered a massive heart attack at his hotel in Mumbai and died, aged 59. He was down in India to work as a broadcasting commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia during his international career, 1984 to 1992. He scored 3631 runs in Test at an average of 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Coming to ODIs, the attacking batsman amassed 6068 runs with 7 hundreds and 46 fifties under his hood.
Popularly known as Professor Deano, the Australian cricketer was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing them. Dean Jones was a champion commentator, his presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to fans.
His sudden death has felt a void in the game of cricket. Remembering him, ICC paid tribute to him by sharing a video to show some of Dean Jones’ memories on Twitter. Watch:
Innovator. Entertainer. Professor. Icon.
Rest in peace, Dean Jones. pic.twitter.com/aIPKUmodwk
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2020