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Former England Fast Bowler, Commentator Robin Jackman Passes Away At 75

London: Robin Jackman, former England quick bowler and commentator, has handed away on the age of 75 on Christmas Day. He’s survived by his spouse Yvonne and two daughters.

Born in Shimla, India, Jackman performed 4 Assessments and 15 ODIs for England, selecting up 33 worldwide wickets between 1974 and 1983. His home profession started in 1966 and he performed almost 400 video games, taking 1402 first-class wickets. He was helpful with the bat too, having scored 5,681 first-class runs with 17 half-centuries.

“We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75,” the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned in a tweet.

His Take a look at profession didn’t start till 1981 when he was 35 and began amidst controversy because the Guyanese authorities revoked his visa on his first tour owing to him enjoying cricket in apartheid South Africa. He was finally given go forward within the Take a look at in Bridgetown, the place he took 5 wickets.

Jackman was a Surrey legend and performed an element of their 1971 County Championship victory and was a key member of their 1982 NatWest Trophy-winning squad.

“With the news of losing one Surrey great in John Edrich and now 24 hours later to have Jackers taken from us too soon is a huge blow to the club,” Surrey’s chairman Ricard Thompson mentioned whereas paying tribute to Jackman.

“Robin was a genuine Surrey great. Winning a County Championship, being a Wisden Cricketer of the Year and taking over 1400 first-class wickets puts him in a very special category,” he added.

Submit retirement, he settled in South Africa and served as a broadcaster.

“So passionate and knowledgeable about the game of cricket..such a great story teller..always willing to help..so many good memories R.I.P Jackers,” tweeted Shaun Pollack.

“Awoken to the sad news of dear buddy & comms colleague Robin Jackman passing… Blessed to have had wonderful times shared ‘Jackers’ RIP Rob,” mentioned Danny Morrison.

Jackman had undergone two surgical procedures to take away malignant tumours after being identified with throat most cancers in 2012.

(With IANS Inputs)

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