Pakistan Sports Fraternity mourns death of Dean Jones

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Sep, 2020. 04:02 pm
Dean Jones

Pakistan sports fraternity on Thursday took to Twitter to express grief at the passing away of Australian Cricket Legend Dean Jones.

Dean Jones, 59 died due to a massive heart attack. Dean Jones was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai.

Cricketer Hassan Ali tweeted:

Muhammad Hafeez said:

Muhammad Amir said he was shocked.

Imad Wasim said:

Shadab Khan said: My first coach at the big stage at Islamabad United Professor Deano is no more. Thank you for everything coach, may you rest in peace. Rest in peace professor.

Wahab Riaz said:

Shocked to hear the news regarding the passing of Dean Jones. He really loved Pakistan cricket and was an amazing man. Thoughts with his family at this difficult time.

Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia during an international career which spanned 8 years between 1984 and 1992. He scored 3631 runs in red-ball cricket at an average of 46.55 with 11 hundreds and 14 half-centuries.

In one-day internationals he amassed 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 hundreds and 46 fifties.

Popularly known as “Professor Deano”, the Victorian was famous for his attacking batting style as a top-order batsman in one-day internationals. Jones played 245 first-class matches in which he amassed a total of 19,188 runs at an average of 51.85 with 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries.

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