Former West Indies cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Holding, who is 66, said that he may not continue commentating beyond 2021 as he feels age is catching up. Also Read - Shoaib Akhtar's Hilarious Response to Kid Who Wants to Become Shahid Afridi is Unmissable | WATCH VIDEO
Holding, one of the most renowned voices of the sport, was a premier fast-bowler during his playing days and was a part of the famous quartet comprising of Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, and Joel Garner. Also Read - PCB Against Rescheduling of T20 World Cup: Official
Holding has been a part of the Sky Sports broadcasting team for the last 21 years and says he is not young anymore and does not see continuing further than 2021. Also Read - India to Start Australia Test Series on Dec 3 in Brisbane: Reports
“I am not too sure how much further than 2020 I will be going with commentary. I cannot see myself going much further down the road at my age. I am 66 years old now, I am not 36, 46 or 56,” the West Indies pace great told the Mason and Guest radio talk show in Barbados.
Holding, who played 60 Test matches for the West Indies, said he might need to think to extend his stint by a year if no cricket is held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I told (Sky) that I could not commit to more than a year at a time,” said Holding, who started doing cricket commentary in 1991 in the Caribbean.
“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,” added the former fast bowler, who has been working at Sky for the last 21 years.
Dubbed ”Whispering Death” during his playing days, Holding said he can see “light in the end of tunnel” for West Indies cricket following the emergence of talented players such as Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope.
“Another thing that I am happy with is that youngsters are now looking forward to representing the Windies again, and everybody is now making themselves available again, which is important,” he said.
“I see light at the end of the tunnel because I see talent. Once there is talent, there has to be light at the end of the tunnel.
“Those three guys are three of the most talented I have seen in the last three to four years. When I look at cricketers, I look at who can make other teams around the world, and those three guys can make most other teams.”