Australian cricketer dean jones on thursday passed away at 59 due to cardiac arrest ,jones was part of star sports commentary team and was in a bio- secure bubble in a seven -star - hotel in Mumbai
Dean Jones was, born in Coburg, Victoria on 24 March 1961. This right-handed batsman was a part of the 1987 World Cup winning Australian squad. He also played the 1992 World Cup.
ones used to play for Victoria in the Australian domestic competition, Sheffield Shield since 1981. He was noticed after a couple of years as he stood out among others due to his brilliant footwork. He played his last game for Victoria in 1998 and is their highest run-getter ever, with the highest score is 324*.
Dean Jones made his international debut in an ODI against Pakistan in Adelaide on 30 January 1984. He remained not out on 40 playing 47 balls. Australia went on to win the match by 70 runs.
Due to his great batting technique and fielding, he was picked in the Test team for the first time just a month and a half after his ODI debut. Against West Indies, he played even after being not well himself. He scored 48 runs in the 1st innings. He believes that innings was one of the toughest.
Jones was dropped from the Australian team under controversial circumstances. To be dropped from the national side at his peak was very frustrated for Jones.
Another low point was from his commentary career. In 2006, while doing a commentary stint in a match involving South Africa, he forgot to switch off his mike and called Hashim Amla, who is a Muslim, a terrorist on-air. He later gave an apology and had to take his time off his commentary duties.
In ODIs, he has 6068 runs under his belt in 164 matches. He has seven hundred and 46 fifties to his name. His averages 44.62 in the format.
Jones retired from international cricket on 6 April 1994. Since his retirement, he has been a coach and a commentator.
He was also hired as the interim coach of Afghanistan in October