LAHORE (ANN News) – Tributes poured in for former Australia batsman Dean Jones who died at 59 due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday.
The following are reactions to his death with many writing tributes and sending his family their condolences on social media:
Aaron Finch, Australia captain
“Still in shock hearing the news of Deano s passing. Thoughts are with Jane and the family at this incredibly tough time. A great man with an amazing passion for the game,” he wrote on Twitter.
Justin Langer, Australia coach
“Deano was a true legend of Australian sport and world cricket, one of the great players and personalities in a golden time for the game,” he said in a statement.
“His role in the team s World Cup win in 1987 and the 1989 Ashes under AB (Allan Border) were a huge turning point for Australian cricket.
“His double century in Madras was one of the greatest and most courageous innings of all time. We can only hope to make Australians as proud of our team as they were of Deano, he will be missed by the game and millions of people around the world.”
Sachin Tendulkar, Indian batting great
“Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away,” he wrote on Twitter. “A wonderful soul taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia.”