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Australian Batsman Dean Jones Dies In Mumbai

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Legendary batsman Dean Jones passed away due to a sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday. The Australian World Cup-winning team player was 59.

Jones is reputed at one of the most brilliant players of his time. He played 52 Tests and 164 one-day internationals in an international career that spanned 10 years from 1984 to 1994. Jones delivered his most memorable performance in the 1986 tied test against India. In the match, which took place in Chennai, Jones scored a whopping double century despite the obstacles posed by extreme heat and physical exhaustion. While Jones retired from cricket in 1998, he did not abandon the sports entirely, as he took up commentator and coach positions at various Australian cricket platforms.

Jones’ passing was announced by Star India, where he was a part of the commentary panel. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” Star India said. “We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements.”

Jones was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019. He ended his career with 3,631 runs in Tests at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries and over 6,000 runs in ODIs with seven centuries and 46 fifties. Jones passed away in his hotel room in Mumbai, he is survived by his wife, Jane.