Brett Lee brought Dean Jones back to life twice in a heroic attempt to save the Australian cricket icon, who sadly passed away on Thursday.
Lee, who was with Jones in Mumbai when he died, told News Corp that he “gave his everything trying to… bring Dean back”.
He said: “Even though I gave my everything in trying to resuscitate Dean with the use of CPR and a defibrillator, I wish there was somehow or someway to bring him back.”
Lee also had to break the news to Jones’ wife, Jane, before being comforted by broadcaster Alan Jones and former teammate Shane Warne.
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And now Alan Jones has revealed Lee’s heroic attempt to save his friend’s life after he suffered a massive heart attack.
“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.’
“Someone else, I don’t know quite whom, called the ambulance and then when Brett looked again, Deano was gone. So Brett gave him mouth to mouth again and got life back to him. And colour. And he found a pulse.
“By which stage the ambulance had arrived and the ambulance then took him. Of course Brett was the only contact as I understand it, and then they’ve rung Brett to say ‘he’s dead.’”
As well as Warne and Alan Jones, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist were reportedly among those to call Lee to rally around him after such a traumatic episode.