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Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones Dies Of Heart Attack

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. Jones was in Mumbai as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Jones suffered a massive heart attack in the lobby of the hotel where he was staying during the commentary stint. "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, who host the broadcast of the IPL through Star Sports, said in a statement.

He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1984 and played his last international match in 1994.

Jones played 52 Tests for Australia and scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55 with 11 centuries. He famously hit a double-century against India in the tied Test of 1986.

Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs at 44.61 with seven centuries. He was part of Australia's 1987 World Cup-winning squad.

The moniker "Professor Deano" stuck with Jones in his post-retirement career when he worked as a cricket analyst for many channels including Star, who hired his services as an expert on their show "Select Dugout."

It is understood that Brett Lee, his fellow commentator, tried to give him CPR but unsuccessfully. On Thursday morning Jones had breakfast with Lee and another commentator, Nikhil Chopra.


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