前西印度群岛保龄球手迈克尔·霍尔德(Michael Holding)作为电视评论员退休

迈克尔控股退休后 31 多年的电视评论员. 前西印度群岛快速投球手 60 测试和 102 国际一日游, 声称 391 小门, before moving behind the microphone after his retirement from playing in 1987. His first TV broadcast came during England’s 1990 tour of West Indies.

Holding, 现在 67, had indicated last year that he was “not too sure how much further than 2020 I will be going with commentary”, 说: “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.”

In this week’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs the presenter Lauren Laverne referred to this as his “last year in the commentary box”, telling him “so many people will miss your beautiful voice”.

The former England captain Michael Vaughan, himself a pundit, tweeted: “Michael Holding is a legendary bowler .. Commentator.. Campaigner.. but even more so a GREAT guy who will be sorely missed around the Comm boxes.”

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder Holding made waves during England’s first home Test of 2020 with a passionate call to arms against racism.

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