- Robin Jackman, the famous cricket commentator has passed away at the age of 75
- He had played international cricket but his real talent lay in the commentary box
- Fans have flooded social media with their tributes to the legendary commentator, with many of them saying they grew up with his voice
Legendary cricket commentator Robin Jackman has died at the age of 75. His voice was was synonymous with South African cricket and many cricket fans grew up to the sound of his voice.
He was a passionate cricket player in his youth and played four test matches and 15 one day international for the English cricket team. Jackman also represented the Western Province.
However, his real talent lay in the commentary box and he was able to analyse and comment on cricket matches with such brilliance that he was soon affectionately called "Jackie" by his fans.
Sadly, in 2012 Jackman was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on Christmas day at his home in Cape Town.
Tributes have poured in for the great commentator and his contribution to the game.
"Thank you for being a part of my life. We had many a giggle on the field whilst you taking the time to share your knowledge & passion of the game with me."
"Most importantly, when my dad left this world, you stepped in offering on many occasions sound advice."
"RIP #robinjackman. A gentleman commentator. You will be missed by the Cricket fans."
"RIP Jackers #robinjackman," Thank you for the great commentary, I grew up with your voice. #sscricket"
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