The International Cricket Council has expressed disappointment on the passing away of former Australia cricketer Dean Jones, who breathed his final on the age of 59 in Mumbai on Thursday.
The former right-handed batsman, who was in a bio-secure bubble in Mumbai to fulfil his commitments for the host broadcasters within the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), died after struggling a cardiac arrest.
Extending deepest condolences to Jones’s household and mates on behalf of the ICC, Chief Executive Manu Sawhney stated, “We are extraordinarily unhappy to listen to of Dean’s sudden demise and I want to lengthen our deep condolences to his household and mates on behalf of the ICC.
Sawhney additional stated that Jones had a major affect on the sport as a participant, as an advocate for the development of the game, as a coach and as a broadcaster.
“Dean was a prolific batter taking part in in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs and was half of the 1987 Australia workforce who received the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He had a major affect on the sport of cricket as a participant, as an advocate for the development of the game as a coach and latterly in his position as a broadcaster. He can be sorely missed by all these within the cricket household,” he added.
An attacking batter, the Victorian featured in 52 Tests, making 3, 631 runs at an common of 46.55. In 164 ODIs, he made 6,068 runs, at 44.61, with seven a whole lot and 46 fifties.
Jones was additionally half of Australia’s profitable workforce within the 1987 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and stays quantity 5 on the all-time ICC Men’s Batting Rankings within the format.
One of his most memorable Test innings got here in 1986, when within the warmth and humidity of Chennai, he battled exhaustion and sickness to make a heroic 210 in what can be solely the second tied Test ever.
He bid adieu to the worldwide cricket in 1994 and went on to develop into a coach and extra lately a broadcaster commentating on cricket around the globe.