Melbourne: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones was given a final farewell at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Jones, who was part of the Star Sports’ commentary team in IPL-13, died of a heart attack on September 24 in Mumbai.
However, not many people attended this ceremony due to Kovid-19. Only 10 people came in which included Jones ‘wife Jane, daughter Isabella and Phoebe and Jones’ siblings.
Jones was placed in the Australian flag in a hand-made coffin in India. It also had Jones’ Australian Test Cap number. According to the MCG’s official website, Jones was given the last round of this historic ground.
Jane said, ‘We are overwhelmed by the love Dean has received since last week. We have fewer words to thank for the support that people have given and the memories they have shared with us’.
He said, ‘It is a difficult time as a family, but in my mind there was no other suitable place other than MCG to bid farewell to her husband. What else could be a better way to honor him by bidding him farewell to the music of his friend Elton John ‘.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke tweeted that Jones House deserved a full farewell. Clarke tweeted, ‘He deserved the house full farewell. God bless your self. Great person ‘.
Let us know that Jones scored 3,631 runs in 52 Tests for Australia. In 164 ODIs, he scored 6,068 runs at an average of 44.61.