London University honours Michael Holding

May 15, 2013, 00:58 IST | Agencies

West Indies cricket legend, Michael Holding was presented with a 'Lifetime Achievement' award by the University of East London (UEL) at its annual Sports Awards over the weekend.

Holding, who was feared by batsman and often referred to by the chilling moniker ‘Whispering Death’, is regarded by many as the greatest fast bowler of all time.

Michael Holding
Michael Holding

“It’s a great honour to be receiving this award,” Holding told a packed audience at the Emirates Stadium — home of Arsenal Football Club.

“It means a lot. When I was a kid, my mother always told me ‘make sure you get a piece of paper behind your name, and now I’m a doctor,” Holding said.

Holding was in Mumbai last week and witnessed the IPL.

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