Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of heart attack at the age of 59

Dean Jones, who was in India, for his Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments today suffered a heart attack in the afternoon.

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Dean Jones, the former cricketer from Australia, has died in Mumbai after he suffered heart attack in the afternoon today.

He died at the age of 59, according to reports from multiple media outlets.

Jones was said to be in the bio-secure bubble at a hotel in Mumbai. The former Australian batsman, renowned for his flair on and off the field, came to India for his expert analysis on the Indian Premier League (IPL) games that is being currently held in UAE.

Jones suffers heart attack at noon today

According to reports, Jones suffered a heart attack this afternoon. Jones was in India for his commentary and expert’s advice at the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“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. 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.

“Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with Cricket development across 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,” Star India issued a statement.

The Australian great played 52 Test matches in which he scored 3631 runs whereas in ODIs, he got over 6000 runs.

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