Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies of a heart attack aged 59 at a hotel in Mumbai
Australian cricket great Dean Jones (pictured in 2015) has died at 59
Australian cricket great Dean Jones has died in India at the age of 59.
The player turned coach, who was born in Coburg, Melbourne, reportedly suffered a medical episode in a Mumbai hotel.
Jones was part of Star India’s commentating team for the IPL.
Indian media have reported the former top-order batsman died from a massive heart attack.
He is hailed for revolutionising the ODI format.
Cricket fans quickly posted their condolences to Twitter when the news broke on Thursday night.
Former England Test cricketer Monty Panesar said: ‘Very sad to hear passing away of Dean Jones.’
‘Top commentator and coach, great cricket brain, will be missed by the cricketing community #RIPdeanjones.’
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Jones is seen during a ODI match against South Africa at the SCG in January 1994
Cricket fans quickly posted their condolences to Twitter when the news broke on Thursday night
Jones posted this picture with his family to Twitter on Christmas last year