IND vs AUS: Dean Jones remembered during Day 1 of Boxing Day Test

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More than three months after his dying, Dean Jones was paid one other tribute at his dwelling floor right here by Indian and Australian gamers, who had been joined by his spouse, daughters and the legendary Allan Border in remembering the bubbling former participant on Saturday.

Jones’ household and former Australia captain Border participated within the farewell during the tea break of the continued second Test on the MCG.

Border, Jones’ spouse Jane, and daughters — Augusta and Phoebe — took an extended stroll from the boundary of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to the centre, carrying his dishevelled inexperienced, sun shades and Kookaburra bat and laid the gadgets to relaxation on the stumps on the Great Southern Stand finish of the bottom.

Later, 12th males from either side — KL Rahul (India) and James Pattinson (Australia) — collected the gadgets and rested them on a seat by the boundary.

Former Australian cricket captain Allan Border walks with the daughters of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, Phoebe, proper, and Augusta, left, with their mom, Jane, centre, during a tribute for the late batsman who died immediately in India, during the tea break on day one of the Boxing Day cricket check between India and Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The gesture was applauded by the 30,000 spectators current on the MCG.

Jones died in September this yr on the age of 59 in Mumbai, the place he was commentating for the Indian Premier League, after struggling a stroke.

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee, who was with Jones during his last hours had tried to revive him, however couldn’t.

“It’s quite fitting the tribute was done during Australia vs India. He’s loved over there,” Lee instructed Fox Sports.

Earlier after successful the toss, Australia skipper Tim Paine led from the entrance with a quantity of gamers coming into the MCG sporting zinc on their backside lips, a glance that Jones was well-known for.

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