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Indian Twitterati Heavily Slam Michael Holding For His Comments On IPL Commentary

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Indian Twitterati Heavily Slam Michael Holding For His Comments On IPL Commentary

Michael Holding, the West Indian legend, is certainly one of the greatest pacers of all times and his fans love to call him “Whispering Death” because of his light-footed run-up. Recently, the 67 years old former cricketer gave an interview in which he spoke his heart out on various issues such as racism, difference in the level of fitness of the Indian cricketers over the years, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, T20 cricket, etc.

Just like many other former cricketers, Michael Holding is also a big supporter of the test cricket; in fact, he doesn’t even consider T20 as cricket. He is also very angry with the West Indian cricket board for not promoting test cricket as the West Indian cricketers are paid more for playing in the shortest format. He adds that he doesn’t blame the cricketers of his country but the administrators as West Indies will win the tournament of the shortest format which is not even cricket in the purest sense.

Talking about Virat Kohli, Michael Holding compares him to former West Indian skipper Viv Richards and says that the Indian skipper is also over-expressive just like Viv Richards whether it is celebrating over hitting a century or a dismissal. However, the West Indian legend also adds that Virat Kohli should tone down a bit as he lets others know what is going on in his mind.

Recently, Michael Holding has launched a book entitled “Why We Kneel, How We Rise” in which he has talked about the discrimination faced by the Black people in a systematic manner over the years. He has also talked about the need to getting rid of racism from the sports.

On the question of not doing commentary in the Indian Premier League, Michael Holding replies that he commentate only in cricket,, making it clear to everyone once again that he doesn’t even consider T20 and IPL as cricket.

This statement didn’t go well with the Indian cricket lovers and some of them slammed him for his selective approach. Here are some of the selected reactions:

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Michael Holding may not have a high opinion about the IPL but the truth is that the Indian cricket has got benefitted a lot because of the league. Many young Indian cricketers have got the international exposure by playing with foreign cricketers and this has also helped the BCCI in increasing the strength of bench.

What are you views over the statement made by Michael Holding in regard to Virat Kohli and IPL? Let us know your opinion.

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