Dean Jones, former Australia cricketer, commentator, dies at 59
- Dean Jones was in Mumbai to fulfil his commitments for the Indian Premier League
- Several cricketers took to Twitter to offer their condolences
- Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the 1987 World Cup winning team
Former Australia cricketer and commentator Dean Jones died of cardiac arrest on Thursday in Mumbai, IPL broadcasters Star Sports confirmed.
Jones, 59, was in Mumbai with the Star Sports' commentary team for the Indian Premier League.
He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the 1987 World Cup winning team.
"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 Sports said a press release.
Team India coach Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to offer his condolences. "Really shocking to lose a colleague and a dear friend - Dean Jones. Gone so young. Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace #RIPDeanJones Folded hands," Shastri tweeted