Cricket fraternity shocked over Dean Jones sudden demise

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The sudden demise of former Australian cricketer and Karachi Kings’ head coach Dean Jones left the entire cricket fraternity in shock.

According to the reports, Jones had cardiac arrest in afternoon at a local hotel in Mumbai where he was busy in ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL)’s coverage for Star Sports.

The news took the cricket world by storm, current and former cricketers and his fans expressed grief on Twitter.

“I just wish this wasn’t true. So shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of Dean Jones cannot believe this,” Kings’ captain and Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim wrote in Twitter. 

Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja was in complete shock after listening to the news regarding Jones’s demise.

Pakistani captain in white-ball cricket Babar Azam was also shocked to hear the news of Jones’s demise.

“Really shocking to me youu will be missed,” Mohammad Amir wrote.

Indian cricket team’s skipper Virat Kohli also expressed sadness over the sudden death of former Australian cricketer.

David Warner, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Darren Lehmann, Sachin Tendulkar, Tom Moody, Wahab Riaz and many other cricketers wrote about the departed soul.

It is pertinent to mention here that Jones played 52 Tests, 164 ODIs for Australia from 1984 to 1994. After proving his mettle while playing, the legendary Australian cricketer took coaching and later on commentary. He also joined Pakistan Super League (PSL) since the first season in 2016 and coached two-time tournament winners for four consecutive years.

In the fifth PSL’s edition, Jones joined Karachi Kings which finished in topfour of the event. Unfortunately, the knock-out stage of the event was postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan. He was due to join the Kings’ squad after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced to conduct PSL 5 play-offs in Mid-November.

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