Dean Jones was paid another tribute at his home ground here by Indian and Australian players, his wife, daughters and the legendary Allan Border.

Jones’ family and former Australia captain Border participated in the farewell during the tea break of the ongoing second Test here.

Border, Jones’ wife Jane, and daughters Augusta and Phoebe took a long walk from the boundary of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to the centre, carrying his baggy green, sunglasses and Kookaburra bat and laid the items to rest on the stumps at the Great Southern Stand end of the ground.

Later, 12th men from both sides – K. L. Rahul (India) and James Pattinson (Australia) – collected the items and rested them on a seat by the boundary. The gesture was applauded by the 30,000 spectators present at the MCG.

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