Pakistani stars pay tribute to Dean Jones

By: News Desk      Published: 03:31 PM, 25 Sep, 2020
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.