AUSTRALIAN cricket legend Dean Jones has died aged 59 from a coronary heart assault.
Jones had been staying in a seven-star, bio-secure lodge in Mumbai whereas protecting the IPL for Star Sports activities.
Australia legend Dean Jones has died from a coronary heart assault aged 59Credit score: Occasions Newspapers Ltd
Dean Jones was a preferred determine in India for his punditry rolesCredit score: Twitter
The legendary Aussie batsman is alleged to have suffered a ‘huge coronary heart assault’ within the lodge.
One other former Australian legend, Brett Lee, is alleged to have carried out CPR in a determined bid to save lots of his life.
However Lee’s heroic efforts had been in useless, with Star Sports activities releasing an announcement confirming Jones’ loss of life.
It learn: “It’s with nice disappointment that we share the information of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM.
“He died of a sudden cardiac arrest.
“We specific our deep condolences to his household and stand able to help them on this troublesome time.
“We’re in contact with the Australian Excessive Fee to make the mandatory preparations.
“Dean Jones was one of many nice ambassadors of the sport associating himself with cricket growth throughout South Asia.
Brett Lee tried to save lots of Jones’ life by performing CPR, to no availCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
How Dean Jones fared in Check, ODI, first-class and Checklist A cricket throughout his illustrious profession
“He was captivated with discovering new expertise and nurturing younger cricketers.
“He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the sport all the time introduced pleasure to hundreds of thousands of followers.
“He will likely be sorely missed by everybody at Star and his hundreds of thousands of followers throughout the globe.”
Jones scored 3,631 runs at a mean of 46.55 in 52 Check matches for Australia.
‘Deano’ scored 11 centuries, together with a prime rating of 216, taking part in an enormous position in Allan Border’s legendary aspect.
Jones additionally scored 6,068 runs in 164 one-day internationals, together with seven tons and a whopping 46 fifties.
Tributes shortly poured in from cricketers, groups and fellow pundits alike – together with Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.
And there was a typical theme, with individuals fast to level out how form ‘Professor’ was – in addition to being exceptionally proficient as a cricketer and pundit.