By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Cricket legend Dean Jones has passed away. He was 59.
According to a report by Yahoo Sport Australia, Jones passed away following a heart attack in Mumbai, India. He reportedly collapsed at the hotel and former cricket player Brett Lee performed CPR.
Jones reportedly collapsed in the hotel lobby. Lee attempted to save him until the medical professionals were able to arrive and help Jones.
However, those attempts were not successful.
The former cricket players were in Mumbai to commentate for Indian Premier League for Star Sports.
“I think the thing we want to say about Deano is he would have wanted us to be here tonight,” Lee said, just hours after Jones’ death.
Jones played cricket from 1981-1997. He was also a coach and commentator.
In his playing career, he played for the Victoria, Durham, and Derbyshire. In addition, he played for the Australian national team from 1984-1994.
“Loved playing alongside Deano — his enthusiasm and energy was infectious while his confidence and body language always lifted his team mates,” Steve Waugh said in a Facebook post. “He was a pioneer and innovator in many aspects, being the first to wear sunglasses on the field while he paved the way for players to be compensated well for their bat contracts. He owned the one day game and his mere presence was worth an extra man at the MCG.
“I was privileged to room with him in Madras when he made his iconic double century in the tied test and we shared the field at Eden gardens the following year when we won the World Cup. So many great memories which all bring a smile to my face. The ‘Legend’ will love on long after we are all gone.”