Dean Jones was a renowned batsman for Australia, having represented the side over 200 matches. He had scored around 10,000 international runs. He passed away in Mumbai on September, while on commentary duty during the Indian Premier League.
Three months after former Australian batsman and commentator Dean Jones breathed his last, he was honoured by Cricket Australia (CA) in Melbourne. It was on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on Saturday, when CA honoured Victorian.
CA shared a video on its Twitter handle, where his family members and some CA members were seen on the ground. His wife and daughter walked onto the pitch to place a bat supporting the stumps, with a cap on top, to pay tribute to the legend. The post was captioned, A wonderful tribute to an Aussie legend. Rest easy, Deano #AUSvIND".
It was followed by another tweet from CA, with the picture of the bat and the cap, captioned "The @MCG will always belong to Dean Jones #AUSvIND".
Watch the video of the same here:
In September this year, the Australian passed away while he was in Mumbai for commentary duty of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was a renowned top-order batsman for Australia between 1984-94, having scored around 10,000 international runs in over 200 games.
Following his death, his body was flown to Australia, as prior to his last rites, he was given a lap of honour at an empty MCG. ICC posted a video of the same:
A floral arrangement showcasing his cap number and highest first-class score. The music of his friends Elton John and INXS in the stadium. One last lap of his beloved MCG.— ICC (@ICC) October 7, 2020
A beautiful final farewell for Dean Jones 💛 pic.twitter.com/30KMEjIXGU
Besides his international career, he had a prolific domestic career with Victoria. He also had a couple of stints in county cricket with Durham (1992) and Derbyshire (1996-97).
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Last Updated Dec 26, 2020, 11:20 AM IST