This was probably the first time in the history of cricket that when a player was selected in the team, the ruckus reached such an extent that the match was canceled.
Robin Jackman took part in 4 test matches for England. (symbolic picture)
Being a fan in the world of cricket, you must have heard and seen the cancellation of matches due to many reasons. Sometimes the match had to be canceled because of the pitch and sometimes because of rain. Sometimes a match came in the grip of Corona virus and sometimes a match got lost due to the fury of the spectators. But have you ever heard or seen that a match had to be canceled due to the selection of a player in the playing XI of the team? Of course this is a very strange reason for canceling the match, but it is absolutely true. The player whose selection created a ruckus in the England cricket team was born on this day i.e. on 13th August.
Actually, England Cricket Team’s cricketer Robin Jackman was born on 13th August 1945 in the year 1945. A strange incident happened to Robin when his debut match had to be canceled because he was selected to play in it. Fast bowler Robin Jackman, who played for Surrey in county cricket, was included in the England team as a replacement for the Caribbean tour in 1980-81. It was decided to play him in the second Test match of the series to be held in Georgetown. But then the government of Guyana objected to his association with the South African team. In such a situation, the second test had to be canceled due to political pressure. Actually, Robin was associated with South Africa for 11 seasons. This included representing Rhodesia and the Western Province in addition to a coaching role.
Took more than 1400 wickets in 399 matches
Robin Jackman played 4 Test matches for England, in which he took 14 wickets. Apart from this, 42 runs also came out of his bat in the test. As far as ODI cricket is concerned, he has 19 wickets in 15 matches in this format. Robin had a long first-class career. During this, he participated in 399 matches and sent 1402 batsmen to the pavilion. In these, the best performance in the innings was taking eight wickets for 40 runs. In first-class cricket, he took five or more wickets in an innings 67 times while taking 10 wickets in the match eight times. By the way, in 399 matches, he has also scored 5681 runs with 17 half-centuries. Robin also has 288 List A matches in his account, in which he has 439 wickets in his name.
In England, three veterans took retirement together, including wicketkeeper, bowler and dashing batsman