Jackman is confident that he will be back on his feet in no time
Former England bowler and respected commentator Robin Jackman has been diagnosed with cancer and could face up to seven weeks of radiotherapy.
According to South African-based news broadcaster Supersport, Jackman has already had two surgeries in the past to remove malignant tumours from his vocal cords.
“It’s not the prettiest, but I got it early and I’m confident I’ll be fine, I won’t be in Australia, but I sure will be rooting for the Proteas,” the 67-year-old Jackman said.
Jackman represented England in four Test matches and 15 ODIs and also spent 16 years with county team Surrey, where he scored 5681 runs and took 1402 wickets.
Despite being born in India and growing up in England, Jackman also had close ties with South Africa since he represented and coached Rhodesia for over 11 seasons.
The most famous incident Jackman was involved in during his international career would have to be the cancellation of the Guyana Test in 1980-1981, where he could not get a visa from the Guyanese government due to his relations with an apartheid South Africa.
Jackman is just the latest legendary cricketer to be diagnosed with cancer after former England skipper Tony Greig was found to have lung cancer less than a month ago.
Just last month, it was also revealed that former New Zealand captain Marin Crowe had lymphoma (learn more at https://mesotheliomaexplained.com/prognosis/survival-rates/).