Michael Holding, who was a member of the Sky Sports commentary panel for greater than 20 years, has lastly drawn curtains on his stint behind the microphone.
His baritone voice and razor-sharp insights made an indelible affect on cricket fans all around the globe.
Michael Holding has introduced his retirement from cricket commentary after 30 years at Sky Sports.
A person of towering intelligence and empathy. He can be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/HY1w2kaXcs
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) September 15, 2021
The West Indian legend had been considering his retirement for the previous yr. “I am not too sure how much further than 2020 I will be going with commentary. I cannot see myself going much further down the road at my age. I am 66 years old now, I am not 36, 46 or 56,” he had stated on a radio speak present.
“I told [ Sky] that I could not commit to more than a year at a time. If this year gets totally destroyed, I might have to think about 2021 because I can’t just walk away from Sky, a company that has done so much good for me,” he had said.
Holding, who bid adieu to worldwide cricket in 1987, was extensively revered for his well-known insightful evaluation. His monologue on racism in sport and society within the aftermath of George Floyd’s dying was praised throughout the globe.
However, with age catching up and the more and more busy cricketing schedules, Holding determined to bid goodbye to his second innings, with 2021 being his final yr within the commentary field.
Holding, who represented West Indies in 60 Tests and 102 ODIs, has 391 worldwide wickets beneath his title.