Pakistani stars pay tribute to Dean Jones
Dean Jones, the former Australia batsman, has died of a heart attack aged 59. Jones was in Mumbai as part of the commentary team at Star Sports for IPL 2020 when he passed away on Thursday, 24 September.
ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We are extremely sad to hear of Dean’s sudden death and I would like to extend our deep condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the ICC.”
Jones became one of the prominent faces in Pakistani cricket, particularly the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Jones coached the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Islamabad United, which won the title in 2016 and 2018. He was also the head coach of Karachi Kings in the fifth edition of PSL.
Given his popularity in the country, many celebrities took to social media to pay their respects to the late cricketing legend.
RIP Dean jones 😞— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) September 24, 2020
RIP DEAN JONES. We will miss u 😔 pic.twitter.com/0UPcrbo0im— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) September 24, 2020
Extremely sad to hear about the sudden and unexpected demise of @ProfDeano result of cardiac arrest. He will be missed by cricket fans around the world. RIP.— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) September 24, 2020
Dean Jones died doing what he loved in a country he loved. Thank you Pakistan, India and the whole cricketing subcontinent for loving this great Australian man as much as the Aussies did #RIPDeanJones Gone but never forgotten 😢— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 25, 2020