Dean Jones Dies In Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri Lead Tributes | Cricket News





Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died of a heart attack in a Mumbai hotel on Thursday, shocking many in the cricket fraternity. Even after his playing career, Jones had a huge fan following as a commentator and analyst. India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri were among many who took to social media to pay their tributes to Dean Jones. “Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends,” Kohli tweeted.

“Really shocking to lose a colleague and a dear friend – Dean Jones. Gone so young. Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace #RIPDeanJones @cricketcomau,” tweeted India head coach Shastri, who had also played in the historic tied Test in Chennai in 1986, where Jones had scored a double-century.

Virender Sehwag further expressed shock following the news, hailing Jones as one of his favourite commentators. “Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him,” he added.

Team India opener Rohit Sharma has also expressed his shock on Twitter. “Shocking news to hear about passing away of Dean Jones #RIP,” he said.  

Jones played 52 Tests for Australia and scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 with 11 centuries and is considered among the top cricketers to come out of that nation.

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