Sachin Tendulkar, on Thursday, paid tribute to former West Indies pacer Michael Holding, who will be retiring from commentary at the end of the 2021 season. The legendary fast bowler has graced the commentary box for nearly two decades, having started the career in 1988, a year after retiring from cricket as a player.
“Congratulations on a wonderful career in broadcasting, Michael Holding. Your voice will be missed by millions across the globe. I loved the way you put your point of view across, and found your opinions unbiased and balanced. Take care, stay healthy and enjoy your retirement,” Tendulkar said in a tweet.
Holding is renowned for his frank and honest opinions on topics on and off the field. Earlier, he had indicated that he might not continue after 2021.
“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,” Holding was quoted as saying by PTI.
“I told (Sky) that I could not commit to more than a year at a time. 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,” he said.