Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has mourned the demise of former Australian batsman Dean Jones. Jones died in Mumbai on Thursday due to a heart attack. He was part of the IPL commentary team. ICC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Manu Sawhney said in a statement, ‘We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden demise of Don Jones. I want to console his family and friends on behalf of the ICC.
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Sahni said, ‘Jones was a great batsman. He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 1987. As a player, as a coach and later as a broadcaster, he has had a great influence on the game. He will be remembered by everyone in the cricket family. Jones scored 3,631 runs in 52 Tests for Australia. He played 164 ODIs for Australia and scored 6,068 runs.
His double century in the Madras Test against India in 1986 is one of the incomparable innings of cricket history. This match was tied. In 1994, he retired and showed interest in the game of golf. He was subsequently the coach of teams in leagues in New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh. He is also remembered as a brilliant commentator.