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.
“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.