Former England player and commentator Robin Jackman died at the age of 75 on the day of Christmas International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Saturday.
ICC said in a statement that,
“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,” they added.
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. pic.twitter.com/J0fw99qoXC
— ICC (@ICC) December 25, 2020
Robin played in four Tests and 15 one-day internationals for his country, while he took 1,402 wickets in a 399-game first-class career between 1966 and 1982.
His 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”.
Awoken to the sad news of dear buddy & comms colleague Robin Jackman passing… 😢Blessed to have had wonderful times shared ‘Jackers’ 🙏 RIP Rob 💕
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) December 25, 2020
Also, many other cricket legends showed their deepest condolence for Jackman’s death
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 🦊
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) December 25, 2020
RIP Jackers #robinjackman
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) December 25, 2020
So sorry and sad to hear of the passing of Robin Jackman,a cricket man through and through! #RIPJAKKERS
— Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) December 25, 2020
Jackman, who was born in India in 1945, made his one-day debut for England in 1974 but had to wait until 1981 for his Test bow, which came during a tour of the West Indies where his presence caused controversy.
Robin who was born in India in1945 has made his one-day debut for England in 1974.
Jackman played a part in Surrey’s 1971 County Championship victory, although he did not play in the deciding match, while he was key to the club’s NatWest Trophy success in 1982 taking two wickets in the final having taken six for 22 in a quarter-final win.