Former England bowler and commentator Robin Jackman dies aged 75

Former England fast bowler and cricket commentator Robin Jackman has died at the age of 75, cricket’s governing body (ICC) said on Friday.

“We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75,” the ICC said on Twitter.
“The thoughts of the cricketing world go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Robin Jackman, who was born in Shimla, played 4 Tests and 15 ODis for England before moving to South Africa where he began his second innings as commentator. Jackman was fondly called ‘Jackers’ as he went on to become one of the most popular commentators in the sport.

Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers took to social media to condole the death of Jackman. “RIP Jackers #robinjackman,” the batting star wrote. In 2012, Jackman was diagnosed with cancer having already had surgeries to remove malignant tumours from his vocal cords.

The ICC said: “We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75.”

 

Robin Jackman made his ODI debut for England in 1975 but had to wait 6 years to get his Test cap. Jackman 14 Test wickets and 19 ODI wickets. He had a prolific domestic career, picking up 1402 wickets in 399 matches.