Karachi: Cricket fraternity has expressed their grief and shock over the passing away of former Australian and Karachi Kings’ Head Coach Dean Jones.
Nicknamed as ‘Deano’, the dynamic batsman died in Mumbai due to a heart attack. From veteran pacer Mohammad Amir to explosive batsman Sharjeel Khan, cricketers express their condolences.
really shocking to me u will b missed 😔 pic.twitter.com/fVD6MzZMHK
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 24, 2020
Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations. Deeno was a great teacher and may his soul find eternal rest.#RIPLegend pic.twitter.com/KqjKG6G59x
— Sharjeel khan (@SharjeelLeo14) September 24, 2020
Cannot process this news. Dean Jones was the best coach I’ve ever worked with and the greatest cricketing mind. He gave me so much confidence and had so much belief in me. Cricket has lost a true legend today. I really am shocked😭 #DeanJones
— Usama Mir (@iamusamamir) September 24, 2020
I just wish this wasn’t true. So shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of Dean Jones😭 cannot believe this
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) September 24, 2020
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
Devastating news, brought so much energy and passion in to every changing room. RIP coach https://t.co/0wllQWVuzd
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) September 24, 2020
— Amir Yamin (@amiryamin54) September 24, 2020
Absolutely heartbreaking and sad😢💔😢💔 Thinking of Jane and the whole Jones family🙏 pic.twitter.com/tKkDikGh0C
— Cameron Delport (@Cam12Delport) September 24, 2020
Greatly missed! 🥺 https://t.co/FIIEQT0Yqf
— Umaid Asif عمید آصف 🇵🇰 (@Oomad_A) September 24, 2020
According to reports, Dean after finishing the breakfast and then was chatting with his fellow colleagues in his hotel in Mumbai.
Suddenly, he fell down and collapsed following he was rushed in a standby ambulance to the nearby hospital but the hospital authorities declared him dead on arrival.