Cricket legend Michael Holding, 67, confirms his retirement from broadcasting

Cricket legend Michael Holding, 67, confirms his retirement from broadcasting


Michael Holding confirms retirement from broadcasting after distinguished profession – with West Indies quick bowling legend probably the most revered and recognisable voices in cricket

  • Michael Holding has retired after greater than 20 years in broadcasting 
  • West Indies legend retired from enjoying in 1987 with 391 worldwide wickets
  • His well-known easy run-up earned him the nickname ‘Whispering Death’


Michael Holding, probably the most revered and recognisable voices in cricket, is to retire after a broadcasting profession simply as distinguished as a enjoying one which noticed him develop into one of many biggest of all quick bowlers.

Holding, 67, spent greater than 20 years bringing his forthright views and skilled evaluation to Sky Sports and has now determined to exit on the high to spend extra time with his household at residence within the Cayman Islands.

He bows out having made a good greater impression away from the sphere during the last two years, by an emotional broadcast on Sky on the Black Lives Matter motion and with his extraordinary e-book Why We Kneel, How We Rise. 

Michael Holding has retired from cricket commentary after over 30 years in broadcasting

Michael Holding has retired from cricket commentary after over 30 years in broadcasting

Whispering Death, as Holding turned recognized, retired in 1987 with 391 worldwide wickets, earlier than turning his hand to broadcasting the place his wealthy, distinctive voice made him one of many main figures in commentary containers world wide.

Holding quietly slipped away into retirement after the deserted closing Test in Manchester, confirming to Sportsmail on Wednesday night time that whereas he has not introduced his choice, his time is certainly up. He will depart an enormous hole.

Whispering Death, as Holding became known, retired in 1987 with 391 international wickets

Whispering Death, as Holding turned recognized, retired in 1987 with 391 worldwide wickets

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