The players of Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings paid a rich tribute to Dean Jones in the first qualifier of PSL 2020 knockouts. Players and support staff from both sides stood in a D-shaped formation to pay tribute to his legacy as a cricket.
Dean Jones was closely associated in the PSL as well right from its inception. The former Aussie died in a multi-star hotel in Mumbai earlier this year after he was in India to work with Star Sports for IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, the PSL 2020 playoffs started from November 14 after the Pakistan Cricket Board had postponed the tournament owing to the outbreak of COVID-19. The fatal virus disrupted cricketing events all around the world.
Dean Jones Paid Rich Tribute In Qualifier 1
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) November 14, 2020
Meanwhile, the first qualifier was decided via a Super Over after both team finished on 141 in the first 40 overs. Karachi Kings scored 13 in the Super Over before restricting Multan Sultans on 8 runs to win the game and enter the summit clash.
Meanwhile, former Australian cricket legend Dean Jones has breathed his last of a massive heart attack. Jones was part of the Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing Indian Premier League and was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai. He was 59-year-old while breathing his last.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements.” Star Sports said in a statement after his unfortunate demise.
Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs in his international career. He amassed 3631 and 6068 runs in the two formats respectively and was known for his attacking style of batting. Jones continued to remain associated with cricket as a commentator after retiring from international cricket.
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