I remember him fondly as a kid in the 80s being part of the Australian ODI teams belting a ball out of the park, running so fast between wickets that he was almost overtaking his batting partner between wickets and fielding like no other cricketer before his time.
Dean Jones sure did have an opinion, so everyone knew where he stood on issues, but at least he was driven and not a passive by-stander. He was part of the positive change to the game for Australia both in ODI and tests.
He was part of the group that was coached by Bobby Simpson that turned Australian cricket around with an attitude fixing the fundamentals first and make it a strength. The Australian team fielding performance was second to none and often won games for them. He was a fundamental part of that change.
Vale Dean Jones. You will be missed by multiple generation of cricket fans.