Over a quarter of a year after his passing, Dean Jones was offered one more recognition at his home ground here by Indian and Australian players, who were joined by his significant other, girls, and the unbelievable Allan Border in recalling the bubbly previous player on Saturday.
Jones’ family and previous Australia chief Border took an interest in the goodbye during the lunch break of the progressing second Test here.
Outskirt, Jones’ better half Jane, and girls – Augusta and Phoebe – went for a long stroll from the limit of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to the middle, conveying his loose green, shades and Kookaburra bat and let the things go on the stumps at the Great Southern Stand end of the ground.
Afterward, the twelfth men from the two sides – KL Rahul (India) and James Pattinson (Australia) – gathered the things and laid them on a seat by the limit.
The motion was hailed by the 30,000 onlookers present at the MCG. Jones passed on in September this year at 59 years old in Mumbai, where he was commentating for the Indian Premier League, in the wake of enduring a stroke. Previous Australian cricketer Brett Lee, who was with Jones during his last hours had attempted to resuscitate him, yet proved unable. “It’s very fitting the recognition was finished during Australia versus India. He’s cherished over yonder,” Lee disclosed to Fox Sports.
Prior subsequent to winning the throw, Australia captain Tim Paine drove from the front with various players entering the MCG wearing zinc on their base lips, a look that Jones was popular for.
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