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Former Australian batsman Dean Jones passed away due to Cardiac arrest, Cricket world offer condolences

Dean Jones passes away at the age of 59

Former Australian Batsman and Cricket commentator Dean Jones, aged 59 passed away this afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai.

Jones who was in India for his commentary duties with Star Sports faced a massive heart attack around 12 pm at his Mumbai hotel room.

Jones who played 164 ODIs and 52 tests scored 6,068 and 3,631 runs respectively.

Star India issued a statement informing about his sudden demise – “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. 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.”

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Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with Cricket development across South Asia. He was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young Cricketers. He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the globe.”

Cricketing world around the globe took to twitter to offer their condolences and remember him on this tragic incident.

Famously called as Professor Deano, he last did commentary in yesterday’s clash between MI vs KKR.

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