Michael Holding retires from cricket commentary

After more than 30 years in radio, Michael Holding has retired from cricket commentary.

According to BBC Sport, Holding has been engaged with international cricket as a player and official since 1975, when he began working for Sky Sports. He retired from playing in 1987 with 391 international wickets.

The 67-year-old Jamaican is regarded as one of the all-time great fast bowlers, and was known for his silky run-up, earning him the moniker “Whispering Death.”

Holding has recently received acclaim and attention for his anti-racism activism outside of cricket.

In July 2020, he talked on Sky Sports on the Black Lives Matter movement and players from both sides kneeling before a Test match between England and the West Indies.

The video went viral throughout the world and on social media.

He went on to write a book about racism called “Why We Kneel, How We Rise.” Other notable athletes included in the book include Usain Bolt, Naomi Osaka, and Michael Johnson.

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