Robin Jackman, former cricketer, commentator dies at 75


Former England cricketer and commentator Robin Jackman has died at the age of 75, the International Cricket Council has introduced.

Born in Shimla — his father was a Major with Second Gurkha Rifles — Jackman had a first-class profession in England that spanned between 1966 and 1982. He performed in 4 Tests and 15 ODIs for his nation, whereas he took 1,402 wickets in FC cricket. A quick bowler, Jackman’s Test debut got here at the age of 35.

Following his retirement, he turned a profitable commentator in South Africa.

A press release from the ICC learn: “We are saddened to study in regards to the loss of life of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has handed away aged 75.

“The thoughts of the cricketing world go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Former New Zealand bowler and fellow commentator Danny Morrison tweeted: “Awoken to the sad news of dear buddy & comms colleague Robin Jackman passing… Blessed to have had wonderful times shared ‘Jackers’. RIP Rob.”

AB de Villiers was one of many first cricketers to put up a tribute to ‘Jackers’, probably the most recognizable voices of cricket in South Africa.

Jackman had been recognized with most cancers in 2012.


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