Robin Jackman, the former England fast bowler, died Saturday at the age of 75. In addition to being a Test Cricketer for England, Jackman was also a renowned commentator. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter to offer their condolences to Jackman’s family and friends. “We are saddened by the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away at the age of 75. The thoughts of the cricket world go to his family and friends at this difficult time,” tweeted the ICC.
We are saddened by the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who passed away at the age of 75.
– ICC (@ICC) December 25, 2020
The cricket fraternity also paid tribute to Jackman on social media.
RIP Jackers #robinjackman
– AB de Villiers (@ ABdeVilliers17) December 25, 2020
“RIP Jackers #robinjackman,” AB de Villiers wrote on Twitter.
Today it only gets worse … Robin Jackman passed away our thoughts are so sad with Vonny and the family ……. see you at the watering hole in the sky Jackers. RIP X
– Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) December 25, 2020
“Today is only getting worse … Robin Jackman passed away, our thoughts are so sad with Vonny and the family ……. see you at the airborne watering hole Jackers. RIP X,” said Ian Botham.
Tormented and saddened by the death of Robin Jackman. A good man and a great commentator. #RIPJackers
– Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) December 25, 2020
“Hurt and saddened at Robin Jackman’s death. A good man and a great commentator. #RIPJackers,” tweeted Ramiz Raza.
Jackman made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1981 in Bridgetown.
He took five wickets in his first Test, but retired after playing just four games in the game’s longest format.
In 15 one-day internationals, Jackman took 19 wickets at an average of 31.47.
Jackman had a great first-class record. He took over 1,400 wickets in 399 matches. The right-handed also smashed 5,681 runs using 17 half centuries.
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