Death Date: 24/09/2020
Death Cause: Heart Attack
Age: 59 Years
|Full Name||Dean Mervyn Jones|
|Profession||Cricketer, Coach, and Commentator|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.8 m
in feet inches- 6’
|International Debut||ODI- Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide on 30 January 1984
Test- Australia v West Indies at Port of Spain on 16-21 March 1984
|Jersey Number||#24 (Australia)
|Domestic/State Team||Australia, Derbyshire, Durham, Victoria|
|Records (main ones)||1981-82: Scored 324 not out in first-class matches
1986: Hit 210 runs (the highest score by an Australian cricketer in India) in the third test against India in Chennai
|Date of Birth||24 March 1961|
|Birthplace||Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date of Death||24 September 2020 (Thursday)|
|Place of Death||In a seven-star hotel in Mumbai|
|Age (at the time of deah)||59 Years|
|Death Cause||Massive Heart Attack Outlook|
|School||A school in Coburg, Melbourne|
Mother- Name not known
Sister- Not known
|Controversies||• On 7 August 2006, he made a comment on a South African player Hashim Amla calling him a terrorist. As a result, he lost his commentating contract with Ten Sports.
• in 1992-93, he was eliminated from the test matches due to some personal issues with coach Bob Simpson.
• The title "Father of the Year" that he received in Victoria (2007) was revoked by the Council after his admission of having a child whom he never saw after a nine-year-long affair with a flight attendant Kerri-Anne Hamilton.
|Cricketer(s)||Batsman- Keith Stackpole, Virat Kohli
Bowler- Not known
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Kerri-Anne Hamilton (a flight attendant)
|Children||Daughters- Phoebe (19 years old), and Isabella (14 years old)
|Cars Collection||Mercedes E250, Mazda3 MPS, 1966 Mustang|
|Net Worth (Approx.)||$25 Million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dean Jones
- In 1961, he joined the Carlton Club in Coburg where his father used to play.
- He hit 19,188 runs including 55 centuries, 88 half-centuries and scored 324 runs not out (average of 51.85) in first-class matches.
- From 1984 to 1992, he played 52 test matches for Australia where he scored 3,631 runs with 11 centuries, at an average of 46.55.
- In the 1987 World Cup, he scored 314 runs with 3 half-centuries at an average of 44, to help his team win the cup.
- He played 164 ODIs with 6068 runs, 7 centuries, 46 half centuries (average run rate of 44.61).
- In 1993 Ashes tour, he was opted out of the one-day team.
- During his county cricket career, he hit 1300 runs including 4 centuries at an average of 49.55.
- In 1998, he gave his resignation after his team players’ objection against his captaincy.
- He authored the books like ‘Sydney Morning Herald,’ ‘The Age,’ and ‘literally’ (on ODI cricket).
- On 12 June 2006, he was elected as a member of the ‘Order of Australia’ for his contribution to the fundraising activities for the people suffering from cancer and his services to the cricket as a player, commentator, and coach.
- In October 2017, he was appointed an interim head coach for Afghanistan’s Intercontinental Cup.
- He loved Indian culture and also expressed his sadness for not being chosen as an Indian team coach.
- In July 2010, he revealed the fact of having an affair with a flight attendant for nine years, and he also fathered a son Koby from her.
- During a match of SCL, he had a narrow escape from a bomb blast that killed three and injured five people near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
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