New Delhi: While Australian Cricket legend and former batsman Dean Jones’s demise has shocked the cricket lovers throughout the wold, it has additionally come to gentle that his fellow Aussie and former Test speedster Brett Lee desperately tried to revive him moments after he collapsed within the foyer of a Mumbai resort on Thursday.
Jones, 59, died of a “sudden cardiac arrest”, in accordance to an announcement from STAR India, with which he was working as a commentator for the Indian Premier League.
“Daily Mail Australia understands Jones collapsed in the lobby of the hotel as he entered with former fast bowler Brett Lee, who desperately tried to revive him with CPR,” the newspaper wrote on its web site.
“According to close friends, Jones went for a run on Thursday morning before suffering the heart attack at lunchtime,” it mentioned.
Earlier within the day, STAR India confirmed the information of Jones`s passing away.
“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,” STAR India mentioned in an announcement.
“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.”
Jones performed 52 Tests for Australia, amassing 3,631 runs at 46.55 with 11 centuries and 14 fifties. In 164 ODIs, he scored 6,068 runs at 44.61 with seven tons and 46 fifties.
STAR India mentioned that Jones was one of many nice ambassadors of the sport who related himself with cricket growth throughout 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” the assertion mentioned.