Robin Jackman dead: Legendary cricket commentator dies aged 75 on Christmas Day

Robin Jackman dead: Legendary cricket commentator dies aged 75 on Christmas Day

Robin Jackman, known for his legendary cricket commentary has died aged 75 on Christmas Day. Jackman played for England in four Tests and 15 ODIs between 1974 and 1983.

Jackman has over 1,400 wickets in his first-class career which spanned an incredible 16 years.

He won the County Championship with Surrey in 1971.

Jackman was born in India in 1945 and then moved to the commentary box after retiring and was highly thought of in his profession.

He won over the fans of many South African fans working for the broadcaster SuperSport.

The sad news comes soon after Jackman’s former Surrey team-mate and England legend John Edrich died with the news breaking on Christmas Day.

The ICC led the mourning with a tribute to Jackman, tweeting: “We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75.

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

Former cricketer and coach Ian Pont added: “Really sad news at the passing of former adversary Robin Jackman. Yet another nice guy taken from us too soon. This year can do one. #RIPRobin”

Sports presenter Marcus Buckland said: “What a terrible day for @surreycricket.

“First John Edrich and now the vibrant Robin Jackman who I loved watching as a young fan.

“Thanks for the memories Jackers. Could sense you were a special guy to be around.”

Published at Fri, 25 Dec 2020 20:29:00 +0000