Dean had breakfast, did his usual morning walk, training: Irfan Pathan

Updated: 25 September, 2020 08:39 IST | Bipin Dani | Mumbai

Irfan is on the same commentary panel and staying in the same South Mumbai hotel.

Irfan Pathan. Picture courtesy/ Irfan Pathan Instagram account
Irfan Pathan. Picture courtesy/ Irfan Pathan Instagram account

"We could not believe it," exclaimed former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan while describing the moment he was told about Dean Jones's death. Irfan is on the same commentary panel and staying in the same South Mumbai hotel.

"He was fine on Wednesday. He did a TV show with us. Today, he is no more," Irfan rued on Thursday. "He had breakfast and was doing his usual walk and training. Suddenly, we got the news..."

Also Read: Dean Jones (March 1961-September 2020): He was quick all the way!

Jones was a key member of the Australian team which figured in the 1986 Tied Test against India at Chennai. "I remember the 210 he scored despite being ill," recalled Vikram Raju, one of the umpires of Test. The Bangalore-based umpire was partnered by the late Dara Dotiwalla. "I met Jones in Bangalore last year...what a decent and nice man," he added.

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First Published: 25 September, 2020 08:00 IST

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