I can't believe this news. So very sad to hear about this. Rip Deano, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Mc8h36gnWe— David Warner (@davidwarner31) September 24, 2020
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Loved playing alongside Deano -his enthusiasm and energy was infectious while his confidence and body language always lifted his team mates. He was a pioneer and innovator in many aspects ,his intimidating running between the wickets,his cavalier stroke play,being the first to wear sunglasses on the field while he also paved the way for players to be compensated well for their bat contracts. He owned the one day game and his mere presence was worth an extra man at the MCG. I was privileged to room with him in Madras where he made his iconic double century in the tied test and we shared the field at Eden gardens the following year when we won the World Cup as the underdogs. So many great memories, all of which bring a smile to my face. The 'Legend' will live on long after we are all gone.
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He loved our game. He was one HELLUVA player. He was an innovator. He led the art of white ball batting. He loved golf. He made me smile. He wasn't afraid to have a laugh at himself on set with us. He was always thinking of ways to improve it cricket. He was so welcoming to me when I started my broadcasting journey in Aus & India. He will be missed, BIG STYLE! #RIPDeano
Simply awful news. Rest in peace Deano. Grew up idolising you and it was a pleasure to know you. Heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to Jane and the family.#RIPDeano— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) September 24, 2020
Still in shock hearing the news of Deanos passing. Thoughts are with Jane and the family at this incredibly tough time. A great man with an amazing passion for the game.— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) September 24, 2020
Incredibly shocked by the news that Dean Jones has passed away. Had a poster of the great man in my room as a kid. And was lucky to have him as a batting coach 1st year of BBL. Thoughts are with his family at this extremely tough time. #RIPDeano— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) September 24, 2020
Entertainer, true lover of cricket especially in the subcontinent, thanks for the laughs Deano. #RIPDeano— Shaun Tait (@shaun_tait32) September 24, 2020
Heartbroken to hear of Dean Jones' passing. He was someone I looked up to and emulated growing up, and then I was lucky to become close friends with him later on.— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) September 24, 2020
He was always great fun to be around and I loved the time I spent with him talking cricket and golf. RIP mate. pic.twitter.com/jlQdM9DjyP
Horrible news to wake up to...— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) September 24, 2020
You were more than a player I had played against, you were my friend, my brother. Will deeply miss your smile & your presence where ever cricket is played around the world.
Rest In Peace Deano man. The world needed more from you! Always in my pic.twitter.com/N9gwAoUgSc
I know I speak for all of Pakistan when I say thank you, thanks for batting for us & everything you contributed to Pak cricket. You will never be forgotten. Like everyone else, I'm absolutely gutted. The world lost a good man today. My friend @ProfDeano I will miss you #RIPDeano— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 24, 2020
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I love you too Dean Jones!! You have been a joy and absolute pleasure to work with @starsportsindia The few matches we played against each other it was always great to witness your fighting spirit in the field. The world has has lost a real legend and lover of our great game, Cricket. You will be dearly missed by many. RIP my brother. My sincere condolences to the Jones family.
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
Absolutely heartbreaking news about Dean Jones passing away.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 24, 2020
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
Shocking news... This year gets even worse. Was joking with Deano last week about carrying a red book with me to the match. Terrible... My heartfelt Condolences to the family.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 24, 2020
Terrible news of Dean Jones passing away. My heartfelt Condolences to the family.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 24, 2020
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
Very sad to hear of the passing of Dean Jones. He was always a fantastic bloke to have a yarn with around a cricket field. I remember in Canada one of his stories was so funny I actually forgot to warm up to bowl pre-game. RIP.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) September 24, 2020
I just wish this wasn't true. So shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of Dean Jones cannot believe this— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) September 24, 2020
I'm deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of our fellow commentator #DeanJones He was fine in the morning. I had video call with his son two days back. Everything was fine. Everything was normal. I can't believe this #RIP— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 24, 2020
In complete shock to hear about Dean Jones sad passing. One of a kind you were Deano and how lonely and helpless you must have felt on your own in that hotel room-a death we commentators fear the most, and likely to meet, helpless and gone in that hotel room...RIP my friend.— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 24, 2020
At a loss of words to express my grief at the passing of a man who I admired a lot. Loved chatting cricket with him. Genuinely loved the sport. 59 is not an age to go....too soon my friend. Too soon. World of cricket will be poorer in your absence. R.I.P., Deano.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 24, 2020
Unbelievably sad news about @ProfDeano. Thoughts and prayers with family. absolutely shocked. Awful news.— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 24, 2020
I can't put into words how numb and shocked I am that Dean Jones isn't sat next to me today making me laugh with his endless anecdotes and Aussie banter. He was a boyhood hero of mine, an icon of the game and a good friend. RIP Deano @ProfDeano— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) September 24, 2020
Very sad news about Dean Jones! He was a wonderful cricketer, coach, commentator and above all human being. He was a real friend and I will miss him. My sincerest condolences with his family and friends. #RIPDeano pic.twitter.com/4LnUSMwTyZ— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 24, 2020
An absolute cricketing legend. A true entertainer at the crease, whose flair with the bat & electric running between the wickets changed the game forever. A genuine good guy & a huge loss. Our hearts go out to Dean's family, friends, the Australian cricket family & his many fans. https://t.co/sfzkfgkaSo— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 24, 2020