Sachin Tendulkar shares special message for West Indies legend Michael Holding as he bids adieu to cricket commentary

Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said the voice of Michael Holding will be missed by millions across the globe as the former Windies pacer announced his retirement from broadcasting.

“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,” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

Holding had announced his retirement as a cricket commentator on Wednesday, reported ESPNcricinfo. Holding was a member of the Sky Sports commentary panel for more than 20 years.

The West Indian legend had been contemplating his retirement for the past year.

“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,” he had said on a BBC radio talk show.

“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,” Sachin Tendulkar added.

Holding, who bid adieu to international cricket in 1987, was widely respected for his famous insightful analysis and razor-sharp insights. The West Indies legend represented the Caribbean team in 60 Tests and 102 ODIs, has 391 international wickets under his name