Sachin Tendulkar has no doubts in his mind that Dean Jones would have been one of the “most sought after batsmen” if he were to be part of the T20 generation and called him a player well ahead of his time.
The 59-year-old former Australia batsman died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel on Thursday. He was in India as a part of host broadcaster’s commentary panel.
Tendulkar, who fondly remembers his on-field battles during the Australia tour of 1991-92, said he would be glued to TV set as a young cricketer when Jones batted. Such was his fearless style of play that he would have excelled in T20 cricket, feels the Indian legend. “He would have been hundred percent one of the most popular T20 players without any doubt,” Tendulkar said during a conversation.
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