Dean Jones Biography – Dean Jones Wiki
Dean Jones (born Dean Mervyn Jones) was an Australian cricket commentator, coach and cricketer. He played Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia. He 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. He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1984 and played his last international match in 1994.
Dean Jones Age
Dean Jones was born on 24 March 1961, in Coburg, Victoria, Australia. He died on 24 September 2020, in Mumbai, India. He was 59 years old.
Dean Jones Wife – Dean Jones Spouse
Dean Jones was married to his wife Jane Jones.
Dean Jones Daughters – Dean Jones Children
Dean Jones Death
Dean Jones died on 24 September 2020 at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack at a hotel in Mumbai, India. He was in Mumbai as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Fellow commentator, Brett Lee, tried performing CPR on Jones but was unsuccessful. Jones had breakfast with Lee and another commentator, Nikhil Chopra.
Star India, who host the broadcast of the IPL through Star Sports, said in a statement: “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.”
Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings said in a statement: “Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will forever be remembered as a legend of this great game. Anyone who watched cricket in the 1980s and 1990s will fondly recall his cavalier approach at the crease and the incredible energy and passion he brought to every game he played. Although many remember him for his brilliance in the 50-over game, arguably Jones’ finest moment in the national team came in scorching conditions in Chennai in 1986, where his selfless and courageous innings of 210 helped Australia to a famous tie against India.
“Jones remained an immensely popular figure in Australian and Victorian cricket throughout his life and was a much-loved columnist and commentator in every corner of the cricketing world.
“This is a truly sad day. Deano’s loss will be felt not just at home in Australia, but across the globe. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe.”
Manu Sawhney, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive, said in a statement: “We are extremely sad to hear of Dean’s sudden death and I would like to extend our deep condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the ICC. Dean was a prolific batter playing in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs and was part of the 1987 Australia team who won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He had a significant impact on the game of cricket as a player, as an advocate for the development of the sport as a coach and latterly in his role as a broadcaster. He will be sorely missed by all those in the cricket family.”
Australia men’s coach Justin Langer said, “What a great player and a great bloke. We are shocked and very sad to hear of his passing. “Deano was a true legend of Australian sport and world cricket, one of the great players and personalities in a golden time for the game. His role in the team’s World Cup win in 1987 and the 1989 Ashes under AB (Allan Border) were a huge turning point for Australian cricket. “His double century in Madras was one of the greatest and most courageous innings of all time. “We can only hope to make Australians as proud of our team as they were of Deano, he will be missed by the game and millions of people around the world. Our love to Jane and the girls.”
Dean Jones Cause of Death
Dean Jones’ cause of death was a cardiac arrest.
Dean Jones Net Worth
Dean Jones’s net worth was estimated to be $25 Million.