Kollywood pays tribute to Dean Jones

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai at the age of 59 due to a heart attack on Thursday afternoon. Jones was in India as part of the Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Many Tamil film personalities have expressed shock and grief over the death of Dean Jones.

Dhananjayan: What the hell!  #DeanJones (59) a cheerful & enthusiastic commentator is no more. Died of massive cardiac attack. Life is so uncertain & unpredictable. RIP🙏🙏🙏

Sriya Reddy: #DeanJones #rip legend truly a sad day for cricket lovers and for the cricket fraternity!

Priyamani: Shocked to hear that #DeanJones passed away💔! May his soul RIP🙏🏻

RJ Balaji: Shocked and devastated to know that Dean Jones is no more. We were traveling in the same car last night. Still couldn’t believe it is true. Life is so fragile. You’ll be missed Deano.

Bhavana Balakrishnan: Just had a lengthy chat with him day before!! 🙁 can’t believe he’s gone! 2020  is just the worst year. #RIPDeano

Dhayanidhi Alagiri: Had an opportunity to interact with him during the TNPL. He was a man full of great insights. He and his his red book. Still can’t believe he is no more. RIP Dean Jones! 💔

Several players, former and current, took to social media to pay tribute to Dean Jones and condoled his death.

From legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar to current India head coach Ravi Shastri, several tweeted their condolences.

Dean Jones scored 3,631 runs from 52 Tests at an impressive average of 46.55 since making his debut against the West Indies in 1984.