Tributes pour in for England’s Jackman, Edrich


London: Rich tributes are pouring in for England players Robin Jackman and John Edrich, who both died in recent days. Jackman, who died at age 75 in Cape Town in South Africa, was born in Shimla in 1945 and played four Tests and 15 ODIs for England. He later became famous as a fine commentator. “So passionate and knowledgeable about the game of cricket,” former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock posted online. “Such a great story teller… Always willing to help. So many good memories. R.I.P. Jackers.” Edrich in 1971 became the first ever Man of the Match in ODI cricket, having made 82 in the inaugural ODI against Australia. One of the greatest batsmen of his time, Edrich passed away at age 83 in Scotland. Edrich represented England in 77 Tests and seven ODIs between 1963 and 1976. He scored 5,138 runs in Tests at an average of 43.54 and 223 runs at 37.16 in ODIs. “RIP John Edrich. One of the finest and bravest players I ever saw,” Mike Selvey, cricketer and cricket writer, wrote on Twitter. Agencies



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