And there is a cricket legend: Dean Mervyn Jones dies in Mumbai!

Dean Mervyn Jones, DM Jones, as he appeared on Australian scorecards in the mid-eighties and early nineties for both tests and one-day internationals (ODI), died suddenly in Mumbai of cardiac arrest. massive on September 24, 2020. He was in town to be part of the broadcast team operating out of Mumbai for the new normal Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL13) underway. Dean reportedly engaged in an argument and was later chatting with others in the hotel lobby when he suddenly collapsed and fell to the ground. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only 59 years old and in very good health. Well, in these grim times of COVID-19, death no longer needs an excuse to strike. The death of Dean Jones is a great tragedy for the world of cricket, and a terrible shock to all cricketers, commentators and lovers of the game.
We remember Dean Jones as the impressive Australian No. 3 hitter when Australia had been a formidable opponent beating all international cricket teams, including India, with ease, under the respective captaincy of Allan Border and Steve Smith. Dean was inducted into the Australian team in 1984 during their West Indies tour, and played 52 tryouts until 1992 when he was retired in controversial circumstances. In his test career, DM Jones scored 3,631 runs with 11 centuries and 14 half centuries, his batting average at an excellent 46.55. He had the same success in the ODI format scoring 6,068 runs, 7 centuries, 46 half centuries, for a very healthy average of 44.61. He was one of the best hitters in the world during his tenure according to the relevant ICC rankings. He was named cricketer of the year in 1990 in recognition of his outstanding performance on the successful 1989 Ashes Tour. He was also part of the victorious Australian team at the 1987 ICC Cricket World Cup held in India.
Among millions of cricket lovers around the world we also remember him especially for his performance in the historic third Test against India in Chennai (Madras then) in September 1986: in extremely humid conditions, Dean Mervyn Jones, suffering from dehydration spikes in the field, he scored 210 final runs in the first Australian innings of 574 for 7 declared. That test match became only the third tied Test in the cricket world with India, setting up 348 runs to win on the fifth and final day, with the hosts scoring 347 points. Dean Jones played his last ODI against South Africa in 1994.
After his rather controversial departures from the test and ODI formats, Dean Jones continued to be the center of attention as a commentator at live cricket matches and tournaments, and as a live cable host on various television sports series. His special love for India brought him here very often, taking part in various humanitarian and new cricket talent scouting projects, and indeed it is tragic that he must take his last breath in the cricket city of Mumbai. Dean Jones had always been energetic, dramatic, humorous, and outspoken in his roles as commentators and presenters. His mind-speaking expressions often got him into trouble, both during his game and as a commentator, leading to layoffs from the team or breaches of contracts.
A cricket legend refers to the heavenly abode; sad, shocking and untimely disappearance of a former cricketer, commentator, television host and cricket coach. He will forever be remembered as the outstanding Australian No. 3 hitter who came in after the downfall of one of the legendary starters, Marsh and Boon, invariably gifted his local fans and all other cricket lovers around the world with aggressive attacking punches. : four. and six in abundance. We deeply regret the death of a cricket legend.
On a personal level, I would like to mention another tragic loss of a prominent physician, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sarma, in an Assam city on September 18, 2020; not because he was my brother-in-law, but because of the striking similarities between the two tragedies. The doctor also succumbed to sudden, massive and unexplained cardiac arrest during his afternoon nap and it was all over in just five minutes. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival, before anyone could even guess what happened. He was also 59 years old and in reasonably good health. Humans can never understand the strange ways of death.

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