Australian 'one-of-a-kind' batting hero Dan Jones has dies at 59

Former Australian cricketer Dan Jones, one of the best batsmen of his generation, died in India on Thursday at the age of one from a cardiac arrest in India. Star India pays emotional tribute to the Australian Prime Minister and fellow players presenting said.

Australian 'one-of-a-kind' batting hero Dan Jones has dies at 59

Jones, who was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League's Star India commentary panel, won the World Cup with Australia in 1987 and played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs in an international career. There were 10 years from 1984.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has offered his condolences to Jones' family and paid tribute to "a complete cracking legend."

Morrison tweeted, "A real entertainer on the crease, whose batting and power between the wickets changed the game forever. A real good man and a great loss," Morrison tweeted.

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar said he was heartbroken.

"Very soon an amazing soul was snatched away," Tendulkar said. "I had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia. His soul was relieved and my condolences to his loved ones."

Jones' most memorable innings came in the Test against India in Chennai in 1986, when he faced extreme heat and physical exhaustion to avoid a memorable double century.

"His double century in Madras was one of the biggest and most daring innings ever," said Australian coach Justin Langer, praising Jones' role in the 1987 World Cup win and the 1989 Ashes series. Who beat Australia 4-0.

"We can only expect the Australians to be as proud of our team as they were of double, they will lose the game and millions of people around the world."

Jones ended his career in Tests with 11 centuries and 14 half-centuries at an average of 46.55, and scored more than 6,000 runs in ODIs with seven centuries and 46 half-centuries.

'One of a kind'

Earl Eddings, Cricket Australia's chair, said Jones would be remembered by fans around the world.

"Dan Jones was the hero of a generation of cricketers and will be remembered forever as a legend of this great sport," Eddings said in a statement.

The charactering community went on social media to pay tribute.

Australian batsman David Warner tweeted while Steve Smith said that Jones is an amazing player for an Australian team who will be’ missed.

Former Australian batsman Darren Lehmann said: "Dan Jones ... taught me a lot on and off the field. I and the whole cricket world will miss him. Our thoughts are with Jane and her family at the moment."

Rameez Raja, who worked with Jones as a co-commentator, said the news left him in complete shock.

Raja tweeted, "You were a kind of monster and you must have felt so lonely and helpless in a hotel room ... RIP to my friend," Raja tweeted.

Jones retired from all forms of cricket in 1998 to work as a coach and commentator. He was inducted’ into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019.


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