On 22 February 2021, Michael Holding became 67 years old as one of the legendary West Indies fast bowlers. The bowling action of Holding, who hails from Jamaica, looked very simple but he upset the big batsmen. It is because of his bowling action that he is called ‘Whispering Death’.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Michael Holding played 60 Test matches in his career and took a total of 249 wickets. Apart from this, he took a total of 142 wickets in 102 ODIs.
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‘Panch’ 13 times in Test and 10 wickets 2 times
The tall Windsor paceer took 5 wickets 13 times and 10 wickets twice in a Test career. His economy rate was 2.79 while the best bowling in an innings was 8 for 92, which he made against England.
The picture was printed on the Jamaica stamp
In June 1988, a photo of Holding with Barbados Cricket Bakel was displayed on a $ 2 Jamaican stamp. In May 2013, Michael Holding was awarded an honorary degree and Life Time Achievement Award at the University of East London.
Played against only 4 countries
Holding was able to play against only 4 countries (England, Australia, India and South Africa) in his Test career. He also scored half-centuries in Tests and his highest score was 73 which he scored against England in April 1986.