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Deano: PSL 2020 players pay touching tribute to the late Dean Jones, Forever in our hearts

Pakistan Super League 2020 Qualifier 1 was launched in Karachi on Saturday with Multan Sultans playing against Karachi Kings at Karachi National Stadium, but before the game the players paid a touching tribute to the late Dean Jones.

In the form of a ‘D’ on the deck, players and support staff members on both teams stood as a show of appreciation for Dean Jones, who was popularly known as Professor Deano.

On September 24, a 59-year-old former Australia cricketer died of a heart attack in Mumbai. Jones came to India to satisfy his duties to the host broadcasters of the 2020 Indian Premier League.

On social media, the screenshot of the tribute of the PSL players to Dean Jones is winning hearts and has gone viral within minutes of being shared online.

It was taken just before the match began with Karachi winning the toss and first deciding to field against Multan table-toppers.

During an international career which spanned 8 years between 1984 and 1992, Dean Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia. With 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries, he scored 3631 runs in red-ball cricket at an average of 46.55.

He amassed 6068 runs at 44.61 with 7 hundred and 46 fifties in one-day internationals.

The Victorian, popularly regarded as Professor Deano, was renowned as a top-order batsman in one-day internationals for his attacking batting style. Jones played 245 first class matches in which, with 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries, he scored a total of 19,188 runs at an average of 51.85.

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