On Thursday in Mumbai, former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died of a heart attack. He was fifty-nine. Dean Jones was in India to fulfil his responsibilities to the Indian Premier League's host broadcasters. After 12 P.M. on Thursday, he suffered a major heart attack in a hotel in Mumbai. "We share the news of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM's death with great sorrow. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. We express our profound condolences to his family and are ready to help them in this difficult time. To make the appropriate arrangements, we are in contact with the Australian High Commission.”
Dean Jones was one of South Asia's great ambassadors of the game associated with the growth of Cricket. He was passionate about finding new talent and developing young Cricketers. He was a champion commentator whose presence and representation of the game always gave happiness to millions of fans. Everyone at Star and his millions of fans around the globe will be sadly missed. Star Sports India, the host broadcaster for IPL 2020, announced the news of Jones' passing in a tweet, "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
During an international career which spanned 8 years between 1984 and 1992, Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia. At an average of 46.55, with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries, he scored 3631 runs in red-ball cricket. He amassed 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 hundred and 46 fifties in one-day internationals. The Victorian, popularly known as Professor Deano, was renowned as a top-order batsman in one-day internationals for his attacking batting style. Jones played 245 first class matches in which, with 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries, he scored a total of 19,188 runs at an average of 51.85.