Remembering Dean Jones: How The Australian Helped Pakistan Cricket Over The Years

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The sad demise of Dean Jones (a.k.a. Deano) owing to a “sudden cardiac arrest” has left the entire cricketing fraternity in shock and depression. The former Australian batsman was popular across the globe not only because of his illustrious career on the field but also for his services as a coach and a commentator. So, here is a look at how over the years, Deano played his role to help Pakistan cricket come out of one of its worst crisis ever.

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Dean Jones, A True Ambassador Of Pakistan Cricket!

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Deano was amongst the first foreigners to visit Pakistan during the time international cricket wasn’t happening at all in the country. Hence, the cricketer cum commentator played a massive role in changing opinion about the image of the country world-wide and therefore, in a way served as an ambassador of Pakistan cricket during the last few years. His services then definitely played an indirect role allowing international cricket to return in Pakistan.

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PSL’s Most Popular Coach

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Jones coached both Islamabad United and Karachi Kings during his time at Pakistan Super League (PSL). Under his supervision the United managed to win the prestigious tournament twice. Karachi Kings on the other hand for the first time looked like a formidable unit once Deano took over as their head coach for the ongoing season. The former Aussie upper-order batsman then, without a shadow of doubt, has been one of the most popular coaches of PSL.

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Player Development

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While coaching the Islamabad United Jones to his credit discovered and developed cricketers like Sharjeel Khan, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees etc.

Pakistan cricket and fans in the country then will miss Dean Jones and surely his services will be missed by Karachi Kings in particular when season five of PSL resumes later in the year.