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Michael Anthony Holding – born 16 February 1954 – is a Jamaican former cricketer and commentator who played for the West Indies cricket team.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest pace bowlers in cricket history, he was nicknamed “Whispering Death” due to his silent, light-footed run up to the bowling crease.

Early in his Test career, in 1976, Holding broke the record for best bowling figures in a Test match by a West Indies bowler, 14 wickets for 149 runs (14/149).

During his first-class cricket career, Holding played for Jamaica, Canterbury, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Tasmania.

In September 2021, Holding announced his retirement from being a commentator.

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