The former and current Pakistan players paid tribute to the former Australia legend, coach and commentator Dean Jones after he died of a “sudden cardiac arrest” at the age of 59 on Thursday.
Jones, who was the Karachi Kings’ head coach in Pakistan Super League (PSL), suffered a cardiac arrest while in the lobby of a Mumbai hotel.
He was in Mumbai to fulfil his commitments for working on the TV coverage commentary of the Indian Premier League.
He played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1992.
No words are enough but extremely sad of the news of @ProfDeano demise. A kind soul, friend and teacher. My heart and prayers goes out to his family and friends in this difficult time. You will be missed coach. pic.twitter.com/lyODseJjOO
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 24, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 24, 2020
I know I speak for all of Pakistan when I say thank you, thanks for batting for us & everything you contributed to Pak cricket. You will never be forgotten. Like everyone else, I’m absolutely gutted. The world lost a good man today. My friend @ProfDeano I will miss you #RIPDeano
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 24, 2020
Stumbled across this shocking news!
Deano not only inspired me as a player, but also as a coach with his red book. A lively character who was always passionate about the game and always had a smile on his face. You will be missed dearly! The world has lost a gem today. pic.twitter.com/NSJHgMnCg0
— Younus Khan (@YounusK75) September 24, 2020
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 24, 2020
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) September 24, 2020
In complete shock to hear about Dean Jones sad passing. One of a kind you were Deano and how lonely and helpless you must have felt on your own in that hotel room-a death we commentators fear the most, and likely to meet, helpless and gone in that hotel room…RIP my friend.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 24, 2020
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 24, 2020
2020 cannot get worse😭 really saddened about news on Dean Jones legendary cricketer and an even better person.
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 24, 2020
really shocking to me u will b missed 😔 pic.twitter.com/fVD6MzZMHK
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 24, 2020
Shocked to hear the news regarding the passing of Dean Jones. He really loved Pakistan cricket and was an amazing man. Thoughts with his family at this difficult time.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 24, 2020
I hope your red book will always have my name on a better side, and I promise that my good books will always have yours. World lost a legend today, many like me lost a mentor today. Miss you Deano! pic.twitter.com/FGVxWB0r4R
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) September 24, 2020
#RIP Dean Jones
— Javed Miandad 🇵🇰 (@I_JavedMiandad) September 24, 2020
Devastated to hear about the passing away of @ProfDeano !! My thoughts with your family and loved ones, you will be missed!
— Shan Masood (@shani_official) September 24, 2020
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) September 24, 2020
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 24, 2020
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 24, 2020
Very sad news about Dean Jones! He was a wonderful cricketer, coach, commentator and above all human being. He was a real friend and I will miss him. My sincerest condolences with his family and friends. #RIPDeano pic.twitter.com/4LnUSMwTyZ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 24, 2020