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September 12, 2018
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Michael Holding (cricketer) Autobiography, Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Himanshu Sharma

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Michael Holding
(Former West Indies Cricketer)

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Michael Holding Nickname: Whispering Death Profession: Former West Indies Cricketer, Cricket Commentator Role: Right-arm fast Biography Autobiography: Whispering Death and No Holding Back

Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 6’3″
Weight (approx.): NA
Eye Colour: NA
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 16 February 1954
Age (as on 2018): 64 years
Birth Place: Kingston, Colony of Jamaica
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican
School: NA
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA

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Father: Ralph Holding
Mother: Enid Holding
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christianity
Address: NA

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Cricket Career International Debut: Test: 28 November 1975 vs Australia ODI: 26 August 1976 vs England T20: DNP Jersey Number: NA Major Team: West Indies, Canterbury, Derbyshire, Jamaica, Lancashire, Tasmania Nature on field: Aggressive fast bowler Likes to play against: NA Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

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Career Turning Point

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  • Together with Vivian Richards, Holding recorded the highest 10th wicket partnership in ODI history (106*).
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    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children Marital Status: Married Affairs/Girlfriends: NA Wife/Spouse: Laurie Ann Holding

    Marriage Date: NA
    Children: Son:- Ryan Mark Holding

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    Awards and recognitions


  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1977
  • Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1982-83
  • In 2013, Michael Holding received an Honorary Degree and Life Time Achievement Award at the University of East London
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  • Holding is remembered for kicking over the stumps in frustration over an umpiring decision in New Zealand in 1979/80.
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    Lesser Known Facts


  • Holding was diagnosed with asthma at the age of three, but by he no longer needed an inhaler after teenage.
  • In 1987, Michael Holding started his venture named Michael Holding’s Services Centre but packed up soon unable to invest time.
  • Holding is known to have bowled “the greatest over in Test history” in 1981 in Bridgetown to English legend Geoff Boycott.
  • Holding never aspired to become a commentator but took up Radio commentary after being insisted by a friend. He switched to television commentary in 1990.
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