Within the empty MCG, ten closest members of Dean Jones gave him the final honour.
The cricket fraternity all over the world suffered an incredible blow when former Australian cricketer, Dean Jones, breathed his final in a Mumbai lodge. He was a part of the printed setup of the on-going Indian Premier League, however a large coronary heart assault resulted in life within the spur of the second.
His colleague and good friend, Brett Lee, was current with him in the course of the unlucky incident and tried reviving him, however all went in useless. Within the newest flip of occasions, Cricket Australia paid him heartfelt tribute on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG).
Within the empty MCG, ten closest members of Jones gave him the final honour, whereas tunes of Elton John and INXS had been performed within the background. As per the COVID-19 protocols, the ceremony simply noticed restricted ten individuals. His coffin was conveyed across the similar floor the place he featured in six out of the entire 52 Take a look at matches performed in his profession.
A hearse carried the Jones’ handmade coffin, which was developed in India across the iconic floor for one final time. It was adorned by the Australian flag and had a stupendous floral 324 association, which displayed Dean’s Take a look at cap quantity as per the official MCG web site. The quantity was additionally his highest first-class rating, which he achieved for Victoria in opposition to South Australia on MCG solely.
Can’t thank everybody sufficient for his or her assist: Dean Jones’ spouse Jane
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) October 7, 2020
“Now we have been deeply moved by the outpouring of affection for Dean during the last week and may’t thank everybody sufficient for his or her assist and for sharing their reminiscences with us,” mentioned Jane Jones, Dean’s spouse.
She added that it has been an terrible time for them to maneuver forward with issues, however there may have been a greater farewell for him than this iconic place. Earlier additionally, she made a public be aware the place he thanked everybody for his or her limitless assist in these testing occasions.
“It has been an terrible time to navigate as a household, however I couldn’t have considered a extra becoming place to say goodbye to my husband than below the lights of his beloved MCG. What higher method to honour him than with the music of his associates Elton John and INXS echoing all through the empty stadium,” she concluded.