Mumbai: Following the death of former Australian cricketing great Dean Mervyn Jones in a 7-star hotel in Mumbai in a heart attack on Thursday, the cricketing fraternity went into a shock.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli expressed his grief through a tweet that read, "Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones."
Shocked to hear about the tragic loss of Dean Jones. Praying for strength and courage to his family and friends. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 24, 2020
The official twitter handle of Indian Premier League (IPL) for which Jones was in Mumbai to participate in the post-match programme, "Dug-Out", expressed shock at the untimely demise of Jones as well.
We are extremely shocked and sad to learn of the untimely demise of Mr. Dean Jones. His energy and enthusiasm for the game will be truly missed. Our thoughts with his family, friends and his followers in this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/gAAagImKeC
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 24, 2020
Similarly, former Indian swashbuckler, Virender Sehwag expressed his grief at Jones' demise.
Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him. pic.twitter.com/FZBTqIEGdx
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 24, 2020
Australian cricketer Steven Smith tweeted, "Awful to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away in Mumbai".
Awful to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away in Mumbai. He was a wonderful player for Australia and he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family. RIP Deano https://t.co/AmVhQiNEe2
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) September 24, 2020
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar too condoled his death through a tweet.
Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away.
A wonderful soul taken away too soon. Had the opportunity to play against him during my first tour of Australia.
May his soul rest in peace and my condolences to his loved ones. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/u6oEY1h7zz
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 24, 2020