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Michael Holding’s voice will be missed

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:09 AM
Michael Holding.
Michael Holding.

THE EDITOR, Madam:

The announcement of retirement as a cricket commentator by the veteran legendary West Indian speedster Michael Holding has hurt his admirers and fans all over the cricketing world a lot.

Holding bid adieu to first-class cricket long back in 1987, but cricket lovers are more sentimental over his ‘second retirement’. His assertions in his analysis of the game were too piercing, like his deliveries in his active years as the spearhead pace attacker of the then mighty West Indian side, along with the legendary Malcolm Marshall, Wayne Daniel and Winston Davis.

He had rightly come forward with his unique book, Why We Kneel, How We Rise. Holding was a staunch critic of the T20 form of cricket since its inception. The viewers of Sky Sports will miss a most lovable and familiar voice.

ANIL TORNE

Pune, India