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Brian Close takes evasive action against a Michael Holding bouncer

Brian Close 1931-2015

Close's toughness 'legendary' - Holding

Michael Holding has described Brian Close, who died on Sunday, as one of the "toughest people in the game"

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Chris Gayle gives it his all while playing a pull shot

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Holding slams 'irresponsible' WI batting

Former fast bowler Michael Holding was scathing in his criticism of West Indies, calling the team's batting against India "reckless and irresponsible"

Robin Peterson ducks a short ball by Mitchell Johnson

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Johnson the avenging angel

Michael Holding believes Mitchell Johnson's reign of pace bowling terror is providing an overdue reckoning for batsmen grown impure of technique and slow of reaction by years of bullying bowlers of nothing like the same speed

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Holding slams WICB for treatment of seniors

Michael Holding has slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its treatment of senior players, including Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor