Former West Indies player and one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket, Michael Holding has minced no words in criticizing the shortest format of the game. The Windies legend has claimed that he doesn’t consider T20 games as a part of cricket.
Holding’s bold statement came after he was asked whether he is interested in the prospect of commentating in the IPL.
Replying to the question during his interview with The Indian Express, the 67-year-old said “I only commentate on cricket.”
He blamed the format for West Indies’ current situation in Test cricket and also asserted that he did not commentate in the Indian Premier League for the same reason.
“Many West Indian players are not interested in playing for the team. When you are earning 600,000 or 800,000 dollars for six weeks, what are you going to do? I don’t blame the cricketers. I blame the administrators. West Indies will win T20 tournaments which aren’t even cricket,” Holding added.
In his latest chat, Holding also spoke about the aggressive nature of India skipper Virat Kohli on the field. He has advised the 32-year-old batsman to tone down a bit.
“Virat Kohli is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s someone who will let you know exactly how he feels. I think he gets a bit carried away sometimes,” said Michael Holding.