Michael Holding was labelled as Whispering Death by umpire Dicky Bird for his quiet approach to the wicket, followed by destructive pace.
Holding was the scalpel of speed that evolved in the formula of supreme pace. Along with Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Colin Croft — and later, Malcolm Marshall — he was part of the famed quartet of pacemen deployed by the Windies in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Holding describes his entry into the West Indies team on the ill-fated 1975/76 tour of Australia. He recounts the plight of Brian Close and John Edrich at Old Trafford in 1976 as payback to Tony Greig's grovel remark.
He charts his career highs and lows, including kicking out the stumps in the first Test against New Zealand at Carisbrook in February in 1980.
Interview during the 4th Test, RSA v AUS, J'burg, March 2018.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex1975/76 WIN v IND 1975/76 AUS v WIN 1976 ENG v WIN 1st Test 1979/80 NZL v WIN 1st Tes ... 1976 ENG v WIN 5th Test 1975/76 AUS v WIN
Series Tagged in ClipDex1975/76 WIN v IND 1975/76 AUS v WIN 1979/80 NZL v WIN Test se ... 1976 ENG v WIN 1975/76 AUS v WIN ODI
Players Tagged in ClipDexWalker, Maxwell H N Boyce, Keith D Roberts, Anderson M E Lillee, Dennis K Marshall, Malcolm D Gilmour, Gary J Croft, Colin E H Holding, Michael A Edrich, John H Holder, Vanburn A Close, D Brian Julien, Bernard D Richards, Vivian Sir Lloyd, Clive Hubert Greig, Tony Garner, Joel Parker, John M Chappell, Gregory S Thomson, Jeffrey R
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexGabba Queen's Park Oval Trent Bridge The Oval Adelaide Oval Carisbrook
Categories Tagged in ClipDexBowling Controversies & Issues