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Dean Jones: Australia loses a sporting hero far too soon – The Guardian

The swashbuckling former player, who has died aged 59, batted like he had seen it all before and could not wait to do it all again



It is not supposed to unfold like this. Some scraps of information filtering through the internet late on a Thursday evening, unsourced, surely a hoax. The text messages start pinging around between people seeking confirmation from each other. But then the reports grow more firm, confirmation comes through from those in the know. Dean Jones has gone, not beamed up as he should have been from the centre of the MCG with bat raised to the light, but in Mumbai for another commentary job. Not yet 60 …

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