Star Sports pays tribute to Dean Jones by putting his jacket and tie on his studio chair
One of the greatest ambassadors of the game, Jones' death was mourned by millions of cricket fanatics.
Updated - Sep 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Former Australian cricketer, cricket analyst and commentator Dean Jones stunned the cricket fraternity on Thursday by his sudden demise. Jones, a part of the commentary panel in the on-going edition of the Indian Premier League, suffered a massive heart attack at a hotel in Mumbai.
Jones was also a part of the commentary contingent which covered yesterday’s IPL encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Jones reportedly also attended a briefing session on today’s IPL game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.
After the meeting, Jones suffered a heart attack in the hotel corridor. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. His family in Australia has also been informed about the tragic news.
Many prominent names mourned Dean Jones’ demise
Jones’ sudden death left shocked the entire cricket fraternity. A popular figure on social media, he was known for his jolly personality and in-depth analysis of the game. Many well-known faces including Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Ramiz Raja, David Warner and Michael Clarke offered condolences and mourned his death.
Star Sports, the broadcaster of the IPL 2020, also paid tribute after losing a vital gem from their commentary panel. Star Sports’ India studio, in the wake of Jones’ sudden demise, put up the legend’s jacket and tie on his chair in the studio, along with his famous red book.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” Star Sports also confirmed the news of Jones’ passing in a statement.
‘Professor Deano’ left the world after etching a stellar career. One of the greatest ambassadors of the game, Jones’ death was mourned by millions of cricket fanatics. In a career spanning eight years between 1984 and 1992, Jones represented Australia in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs.
He scored 3631 runs in red-ball cricket at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries. With the white ball, he gathered 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 hundreds and 46 fifties. Melbourne-born Jones, after an impressive international career, went on to become a coach as well as a commentator.