Dean Jones dead: Australian cricket legend suffers heart attack in India

Globe cricket is mourning a single of its wonderful revolutionaries and figures, following the shock death of Australian wonderful Dean Jones.

The legend of the 1986 tied Test in Madras and a single of the finest a single-day intercontinental players the match has ever noticed, Jones experienced a coronary heart attack in Mumbai, in which he was stationed to commentate on the IPL for broadcaster Star Sports.

It is understood former star Brett Lee was on the scene and performed CPR on the fifty nine-calendar year-aged, but was unable to conserve Jones’ lifetime.

Jones is survived by his spouse Jane and two daughters, Phoebe and Isabella.

The television crew operating with Jones are understood to be in a distressed state following his shock collapse about the middle of the day in Mumbai, with former cricket greats Brian Lara, Graeme Swann, Lee and Sunil Gavaskar among those people keeping with him in the exact lodge.

Dean Jones has passed away aged 59.
media_digicamDean Jones has passed absent aged fifty nine.

“It is with wonderful sadness that we share the information of the passing absent of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” claimed Star Sports India in a statement.

“We express our deep condolences to his relatives and stand ready to guidance them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian Substantial Commission to make the essential preparations.”

Jones was a single of Australia’s most well-known cricketers and altered the way a single-day cricket was performed.

The happy Victorian was aspect of the Australian team that prompted a gorgeous upset to win the 1987 Globe Cup from all odds, in a moment that lifted Australian cricket out of its darkest time period.

Previous captain Allan Border was distressed by the information of Jones’ passing.

“He revolutionised the match and I loved him,” Border claimed.

“When he scored his 200 in Madras he was so dehydrated but he held heading. At 170 I claimed ‘if you just can’t continue to keep heading I’ll get a Queenslander on.’

“I just can’t believe this information but I’d like to shell out tribute to Brett Lee for every little thing he did.

“Deano was unbelievable at the Test stage but his aggression at the a single day stage will be remembered without end.

“He loved his relatives, cricket golf and wine. I loved batting with him and he backed me and for that I will often enjoy him.”

Dean Jones salutes his home crowd after reaching his century for the World XI against Australia in 1996.
media_digicamDean Jones salutes his house crowd just after reaching his century for the Globe XI from Australia in 1996.

His most renowned innings was the gorgeous double century he made in Madras in the Tied Test in 1986 in excruciatingly incredibly hot situations, when he defied extraordinary physical ailment to remain out in the middle.

Justin Langer compensated tribute to Jones.

“What a wonderful participant and a wonderful bloke,” he claimed in a statement. “We are stunned and incredibly unfortunate to hear of his passing.

“Deano was a accurate legend of Australian sport and globe cricket, a single of the wonderful players and personalities in a golden time for the match. His purpose in the team’s Globe Cup win in 1987 and the 1989 Ashes beneath AB were a large turning stage for Australian cricket.

“His double century in Madras was a single of the greatest and most brave innings of all time.

“We can only hope to make Australians as happy of our team as they were of Deano, he will be missed by the match and millions of people about the globe. Our enjoy to Jane and the girls.”

Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings compensated tribute to the 52-Test batting icon, who scored 3631 operates at an average of 46.55.

“Dean Jones was a hero to a era of cricketers and will without end be remembered as a legend of this wonderful match,” claimed Eddings.


“Anyone who viewed cricket in the eighties and nineteen nineties will fondly remember his cavalier solution at the crease and the incredible vitality and enthusiasm he brought to each match he performed.

“Although many try to remember him for his brilliance in the 50-more than match, arguably Jones’ finest moment in the national team arrived in scorching situations in Chennai in 1986, in which his selfless and brave innings of 210 served Australia to a renowned tie from India.

“Jones remained an immensely well-known figure in Australian and Victorian cricket all over his lifetime.

“This is a really unfortunate day. Deano’s loss will be felt not just at house in Australia, but across the world.”

Jones has been a residence voice in television and radio commentary more than the past ten years and was a respected cricket coach in Pakistan.

He was elevated in a challenging school by father Barney, who was a legend of the Carlton Cricket Club in Melbourne.

Jones batted at No.3 for Carlton at a incredibly youthful age participating in beneath former Test wonderful Keith Stackpole.

He developed into a incredibly fascinating Sheffield Defend cricketer at a youthful age, and in a single of his first games made a gritty 50 from Dennis Lillee in Perth.

Dean Jones (right) with former England captain Ian Botham.
media_digicamDean Jones (right) with former England captain Ian Botham.

The reaction from his captain Graham Yallop was to convey to Jones it was the worst 50 he’d noticed in first-course cricket. Challenging school.

Jones was an typically polarising affect, but universally respected as a single of the game’s wonderful abilities.

He revolutionised a single-day cricket with his jogging involving the wickets and excellent fielding and his willingness to get the bowling on – and was arguably for a time period the greatest white-ball participant in cricket.

Australian cricket had its worst ever time period in the wake of the retirements of Greg Chappell, Lillee and Rod Marsh, and it was Jones, alongside with the likes of David Boon, Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor who served breathe new lifetime into the baggy green.


Jones celebrates at the Oval in 1990
media_digicamJones celebrates at the Oval in 1990
Jones pictured in 1995.
media_digicamJones pictured in 1995.

Originally released as ‘Gone as well soon’: Stunned cricket globe united in grief