Former Australian cricket legend and coach of the Pakistan Super League franchise Karachi Kings, Dean Jones, has died of a heart attack in the Indian port city of Mumbai, according to sources.
Possibly the most crazy pre-show I've done @StarSportsIndia in 4 years but what an absolute blast on #KentCricketLive with @BrettLee_58 @scottbstyris @ProfDeano @juniorwaugh349! #DDvRR finally takes off but we're still getting over Deano's catch..Sorry Scotty#IPL2018 #BESTvsBEST pic.twitter.com/sqhTlgZmeM
— Suhail Chandhok (@suhailchandhok) May 2, 2018
According to reports, Jones was on an ‘off-tube’ commentating role for the Indian Premier League currently being held in the United Arab Emirates. Jones was a popular figure in Pakistan. He had also commentated on various leagues of the world and was known for clear-headed views.
According to Australian media, he was born in Melbourne and played 52 Test matches scoring 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 for the Kangaroos. With a 216 as his best score, Jones scored 11 centuries and was an important member of former Australian captain Allan Border’s team.
Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs with the help of seven centuries and 46 fifties. Jones was one of the first Australian batsmen cut out for the limited-overs game and he was quite successful at it.
Jones was also part of the 1987 World Cup-winning side of Australia.
GVS News Desk with additional input by other sources