Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones Dies Of Heart Attack In Mumbai
MUMBAI || Sad news came in for Cricket lovers on Thursday evening after former Australian cricketer Dean Jones died of a massive heart attack in Mumbai. He was 59. In India, as a commentator for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, he showed no signs of distress, his colleagues said.
He reportedly had breakfast with his fellow commentators Brett Lee and Nikhil Chopra and was in no way unwell or sick. He suffered cardiac arrest in the hotel lobby where he was put up.
Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. Jones was in Mumbai as a commentator for the It is understood that Brett Lee, his fellow commentator, tried to give him CPR but unsuccessfully. On Thursday morning Jones had breakfast with Lee and another commentator, Nikhil Chopra.
Jones suffered a a massive heart attack in the lobby of the hotel where he was staying during the commentary stint. "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest," Star India, who host the broadcast of the IPL through Star Sports, said in a statement.
Jones had played 52 Tests for Australia, scoring 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 with 11 centuries. He famously hit a double-century against India in the tied Test of 1986. He also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs at 44.61 with seven centuries. He was part of Australia's 1987 World Cup-winning squad.
"Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends," tweeted India captain Virat Kohli.