Sky Sports legend and voice of cricket Michael Holding retires from commentary after 30 years as fans pay tribute

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MICHAEL HOLDING has launched his retirement from commentary.

The cricket legend, 67, has spent the final word 30 years guiding fans by way of video video video games following a glittering profession as a participant.

Cricket legend Michael Holding has retired from commentary obligationCredit: Getty

But Holding has determined the time is true to place his microphone apart.

Reflecting on retirement final 12 months, the Sky Sports icon talked about: “I’m not too constructive how tons additional than 2020 I’ll most likely be going with commentary.

“I’m unable to see myself going tons additional down the street at my age.

“I instructed [Sky] that I couldn’t resolve to higher than a 12 months 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.”

Former West Indies star Holding is regarded as one of cricket’s greatest-ever tempo bowlers.

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And his standing on the crease led to fans nicknaming him ‘Whispering Death’.

Upon listening to info of Holding’s retirement, fans rushed to Twitter singing his praises.

One talked about: “Happy retirement to Michael Holding. It won’t be the same without you in the comm box.”


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Another wrote: “A big loss to the game of cricket.”

One lamented: “Farewell from the commentary box Mikey. Your voice will be dearly missed.”

Another added: “What a mountain of a man Michael Holding is. That voice will be hugely missed.”

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