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Michael Holding announces retirement from commentary

The 66-year-old, who was part of the commentary panel of Sky Sports for over 20 years, had been contemplating hanging up the microphone for the last one year.
Former cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Holding(Twitter)
Former cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Holding(Twitter)
Published on Sep 16, 2021 07:44 AM IST
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'Michael Holding told me that BCCI didn't want the last Test': Ex-India spinner

  • More details have emerged as to what led to the cancellation of the fifth Test between India and England in Manchester. 
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding. (Getty)
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding. (Getty)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 08:58 PM IST
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‘If he'd a long rhythmical run-up, batsmen wouldn't find it as difficult’

  • Holding opined that Bumrah’s run-up doesn’t give enough time to the batters to settle at the crease and the latter’s strong action generates the required pace.
Michael Holding has his say on Jasprit Bumrah's action(HT Collage)
Michael Holding has his say on Jasprit Bumrah's action(HT Collage)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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'They should win it handsomely': Holding picks 'favourite' for Ind vs Eng Tests

  • As India chase their first Test series win in England since 2007, many have backed Virat Kohli and Co. to break the jinx of the last three tours and register a win in the UK, including West Indies great Michael Holding.
Michael Holding has his say on the India vs England Test series. (Getty Images)
Michael Holding has his say on the India vs England Test series. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Michael Holding lists reasons for change in modern-day Indian cricket team

Holding said that the development of pitches in India has also led to improvement in the Indian players' performances overseas.
India's captain Virat Kohli with teammates(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli with teammates(AP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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'Hard to tell a Mustang to trot': Holding asks Virat Kohli to 'tone down a bit'

Michael Holding said Virat Kohli need to relax a little a bit so as to allow his teammates to express themselves freely.
Michael Holding (R) compares Virat Kohli (L) with Viv Richards(HT Collage)
Michael Holding (R) compares Virat Kohli (L) with Viv Richards(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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ECB must not punish Robinson too severely if he has changed: Holding

  • The ECB should not "come down too hard" on Ollie Robinson for old racist and sexist comments he made on Twitter if the fast bowler has since changed his behaviour, Michael Holding said.
File image of Michael Holding. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Holding. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 11:47 AM IST
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'People won't understand how it feels to face racism throughout your life'

"You will always have racism, always have racists. Getting rid of racism totally is like saying you are going to get rid of crime totally. It is impossible," Holding said.
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Published on May 26, 2021 12:30 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Michael Holding highlights an area where ‘India are struggling’

Former West Indian bowler Michael Holding stated that if the bowling unit fails to set back the opposition, the team will definitely struggle on the field.
Photo of former Indian bowler Michael Holding (L), Indian cricket team (R)(Twitter)
Photo of former Indian bowler Michael Holding (L), Indian cricket team (R)(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘We never saw him panicking during chase,’ Michael Holding says India ‘need player like MS Dhoni’

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli-led Indian team lost the first ODI against Aaron Finch’s Australia by 66 runs in Sydney. Chasing 375, India scored 308/8 in 50 overs.
File image of MS Dhoni.(File)
File image of MS Dhoni.(File)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 02:18 PM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘At least they’ve got a very good replacement captain,’ Ian Chappell calls India’s stand-in skipper ‘positive, aggressive’

India vs Australia: Without Virat Kohli, the Indian team is believed to be left with a big void in the second, third and fourth Tests against Australia, but former captain and renowned commentator and columnist Ian Chappell reckons India’s stand-in captain possesses the leadership skills required to lead the team in Kohli’s absence.
The Indian cricket team after their famous 2-1 win in Australia.(Getty Images)
The Indian cricket team after their famous 2-1 win in Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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‘He can rattle the batsmen more often than any other bowler,’ Kapil Dev names the bowler he loves to watch

“Four or eight overs is fine. When he has to bowl 20 or 25 overs in a day for 3,4 5 test matches, then it would be tough because he puts so much effort with his short run-up,” Kapil, India’s World Cup-winning captain said.
Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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‘He doesn’t know anything that’s going on’: Jofra Archer hits back at Michael Holding for ‘lame’ remark

Jofra Archer has responded to Michael Holding’s comments about England and Australia players not taking a knee in support of the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, saying it was harsh on the former West Indies quick’s part.
England’s Jofra Archer in action during the Australia T20Is(Getty Images)
England’s Jofra Archer in action during the Australia T20Is(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 07:43 PM IST
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Michael Holding criticises England and Australia for not taking a knee

England wore “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during their Test series against West Indies and took the knee to protest against racism, but opted not to continue the practice in subsequent series against Pakistan and Australia.
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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Dhoni looked like he wanted to destroy whatever was in front of him and he did that: Michael Holding

“When Dhoni was captaining, you never saw him get excited. If things seemed to be slipping, he would call his players, have a chat calmly and then they would go back to wherever they were and things would automatically change, that was the kind of influence he had,” Holding said in his YouTube channel.
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis shares strong message against racism

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis recently took to Instagram to share a lengthy message on the subject of racism.
Faf Du Plessis with Lungi Ngidi.(Instagram/Faf Du Plessis)
Faf Du Plessis with Lungi Ngidi.(Instagram/Faf Du Plessis)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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‘People need to just think a bit’: Michael Holding slams Jofra Archer, ECB over breached bio-secure protocol

“I have no sympathy at all. I don’t understand why people can’t just do what is required,” Holding said on Sky Sports. “Talking about sacrifices - Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in a little cell and he did nothing wrong - that is a sacrifice,” he added.
England's Jofra Archer reacts.(REUTERS)
England's Jofra Archer reacts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:52 AM IST
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Cricket takes a dramatic stand

More than the game itself, the resumption of play this week was marked by a powerful campaign against racism.
West Indies' players take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the start of the first day of the 1st cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday July 8, 2020. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)(AP)
West Indies' players take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the start of the first day of the 1st cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday July 8, 2020. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRudraneil Sengupta

‘There has never been any unity:’ Ashwell Prince claims ‘South Africa’s system broken’

In a long Twitter thread “100% inspired by Michael Holding,” Prince called the South African system “broken,” claiming there had “never been any unity” for the 10 years he played for the national team.
Ashwell Prince has called out Cricket South Africa over their negligence of matters.(Getty Images)
Ashwell Prince has called out Cricket South Africa over their negligence of matters.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 12:40 PM IST
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Jason Holder says support towards BLM ‘meant world to him’, thanks Holding for powerful speech

With the rain delaying the start of play on Wednesday, Holder’s powerful address on racism went viral on social media and moved the entire cricketing fraternity.
West Indies' Jason Holder celebrates with the ball after England's first innings.(REUTERS)
West Indies' Jason Holder celebrates with the ball after England's first innings.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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West Indies legend Michael Holding breaks down while speaking on racism

“To be honest, that emotional part came when I started thinking of my parents. And it’s coming again now,” the former Windies pacer Michale Holding said.
Michael Holding breaks down.(Sky Sports News Youtube/Screengrab)
Michael Holding breaks down.(Sky Sports News Youtube/Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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England vs West Indies 1st Test: Rain allows only 17.4 overs on cricket’s return

The dark clouds that hung over Southampton on Wednesday ensured the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) attempt to resume international cricket began on a damp note, making only 17.4 overs possible in which the hosts reached 35/1.
England's Rory Burns, left, and Joe Denly leave the field at tea during the first day of the 1st cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday July 8, 2020.(AP)
England's Rory Burns, left, and Joe Denly leave the field at tea during the first day of the 1st cricket Test match between England and West Indies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday July 8, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 11:34 PM IST
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Michael Holding invokes history and religion as he gives a powerful message against racism - WATCH

Holding, who was speaking to Sky Sports host Ian Ward, was asked about how he felt about speaking on the topic of #BlackLivesMatter, a campaign against racism that started after the death of an African-American person, George Floyd, in US. Floyd died after a white policeman choked him with his knee during an arrest.
Former West Indies fast bowler and commentator Michael Holding.(Twitter/Sky Sports Cricket)
Former West Indies fast bowler and commentator Michael Holding.(Twitter/Sky Sports Cricket)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Roberts slams Hetmyer for pulling out of England tour due to COVID-19 scare

Holding, Roberts’ equally illustrious pace bowling partner through the 1970s and 80s, had called the two batsmen’s move “unfortunate”.
West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer plays a shot during the third and final one-day international cricket match of the series between India and West Indies in Cuttack, India, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP)
West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer plays a shot during the third and final one-day international cricket match of the series between India and West Indies in Cuttack, India, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.(AP)
Published on Jun 27, 2020 03:31 PM IST
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‘I won’t be worried’: Michael Holding on how he would bowl to modern-day greats like Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers

Speaking in an interview on Youtube channel Sportscreen, Holding was questioned on how would he bowl to such modern-day batsmen who have unique shots in their arsenal.
File image of Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.(File image)
File image of Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.(File image)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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Rules against racism in sports just plaster on sore, society has to tackle it: Holding

“You will get racism, people will shout things at cricket grounds, football grounds, wherever, you can’t stamp out racism by tackling individual sports, you have to tackle the society,” Holding said in an Instagram chat.
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Michael Holding(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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Nothing wrong with BCCI wanting to stage IPL if T20 WC is postponed: Michael Holding

As per Holding, if the T20 World Cup doesn’t go ahead as planned, a scenario which looks likely at the moment, the BCCI has the right to push for the IPL during the October-November window.
The IPL Trophy(BCCI Image)
The IPL Trophy(BCCI Image)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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‘Dhoni’s face told me he wanted to win that game,’ Holding defends India against claims of intentionally losing to England

Last week, England all-rounder Ben Stokes, in his book, said he saw lack of intent from MS Dhoni while India were batting in the final 10 overs of their chase.
MS Dhoni remained not out on 42 off 31 balls.(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni remained not out on 42 off 31 balls.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 09:27 AM IST
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Windies will miss Bravo, Hetmyer but their decision to not travel must be respected: Holding, Bishop

“I think it’s unfortunate as far as West Indies cricket is concerned. I’m not going to tell anyone that they should be going to England because COVID-19 is around, someone may get sick or even worse,” said Michael Holding.
Cricket commentator Ian Bishop(Action Images via Reuters)
Cricket commentator Ian Bishop(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

‘Will tell the viewers’: Michael Holding alleges misuse of BCCI’s donation by Cricket West Indies

Holding displayed the audit report of Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) on cricket governance in the Caribbean and raised several red flags. He also touched upon the donation CWI received from the Indian cricket board (BCCI) for the benefit of its former players.
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Updated on May 20, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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