The Greatest Over in Test History-The surmount of Fast Bowling
Posted by seshdotcom on April 12, 2008
Prologue: Many of them know Michael Holding for his very Distinct Accent but there is something more the WORLD WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT HIM.He is one of the Greatest bowler West Indies have Produced and He is one the fastest bowlers in the world who has made the Timber disappearing very often and has given nightmares to many batsman.Also called as Jamaican Express and Whispering Death->This is because of his slow coach approach to the Bowling Crease which makes many batsman Dizzy and distract.
Early days: In his Early days Holding was a Sprinter and a Natural athlete with a Supple Body who was basically running as an Middle Distance Runner and He Gradually learnt his bowling as days passed by with the Tape Ball and by Playing Beach cricket with some Breathtaking Performances and eventually he got selected in the West Indies Cricket Team and he soon established himself to be the Frontrunner and Backbone of the Windies Bowling with the Garners,Clarkes,Sylvesters and The Marshalls.
The Greatest Over ever Bowled in the History of Test Cricket: In 1981 Geoffrey Boycott took stands to Michael Holdings 2nd over and Holding with his Natural Action Bowled some Buzzing deliveries which stunned Boycott and Some them Whistled past the Outside Edge and Holding Increased the Pace as each and every deliveries were Bowled and Mr.Boycott was able to survive only for 5 balls the 6th ball saw Boycotts Timber Uprooted with an Decisive Delivery…This was Quoted as Wisden as the GREATEST OVER BOWLED IN TEST HISTORY
The Holding High Kicker:Apart from his great bowling Michael Holding was also notable for some of his Notorious events like kicking the Sticks in Agony that his appeal was turned down in a Match Against New Zealand which took the Timber some Great meters and some dissent shown towards the Umpire.But when u see it on the Whole he is a Good Team Player
Now Guys tell me whom do u pick as your favorite in the WINDIES Stronghold apart from Holding
3.The walsh/Ambrose duo