'He kept him alive': New details about Dean Jones' final moments

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Brett Lee (pictured left) during commentary and Dean Jones (pictured right) holding a cricket ball for a photo.
Brett Lee (pictured left) reportedly revived Dean Jones (pictured right) twice before the ambulance rushed him to hospital due to a heart attack. (Getty Images)

New details have emerged of Brett Lee’s heroic attempt to save cricket legend Dean Jones’ life after the 59-year-old died on Thursday.

Cricket great Jones suffered a serious heart attack in his Mumbai hotel on Thursday, less than 24 hours after commentating on the Indian Premier League.

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Lee said he “gave my everything in trying to resuscitate Dean” as he performed CPR on Jones, but he could not be revived.

After the harrowing experience, Lee confined in former teammate Shane Warne and broadcaster Alan Jones.

Jones has now revealed more detail on Lee’s heroic attempt to bring his friend back to life.

“When he rang and told me, ‘Dean is dead’, he was crying. It was just terrible stuff,” Jones told News Corp.

“Dean had obviously collapsed and Brett was about 20 yards away … and according to Brett’s story to me, he gave him mouth to mouth. He had no pulse. Brett got the pulse back and he got colour back.

“Brett said to me, ‘I got colour in him.’

Alan Jones claimed an ambulance was called and when Lee looked down, Jones was ‘gone’ again.

Lee, for the second time, was able to revive Jones and an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital.

But the hospital later told Lee Jones had died as a result of the heart attack.

“Brett had kept him alive. It was really gutsy stuff,” Jones added.

Lee posted a video on Friday night of the Aussie legend showing off his famed humour while playing golf in the hotel hallway only a few days before his death.

“Having a laugh in lockdown with our mate @profdeano and @scottystyris a few days ago. Miss you Deano,” he wrote.

Langer’s heartfelt message to Jones and Lee

Langer has led a chorus of tributes for the "revolutionary" Aussie cricket great, who died in India aged 59.

The Aussie coach also said he had spoken to one of his "little brothers" Lee, who was doing it tough.

"I can't imagine what Binga's gone through so our heart goes out, not only to him, but obviously to Deano's family," he said.

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, David Warner and Steve Smith were among the cricket greats to post tributes.

Inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019, Jones was a favourite of so many of the sport's fans in the 1980s and early '90s.

With AAP

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