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Sports News
Never interested in what Lara says, never will be: Holding
 
New Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding today dismissed Brian Lara's criticism of his conduct during West Indies' 1980 tour of New Zealand, saying he has "never been interested" in the batting great's opinions.

"I am not interested in whatever Brian Lara says. Never was, never will be," that was Holding's blunt response when PTI asked him to comment on what Lara said against the 63- year-old while delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord's last Monday.

It is well-known that both the West Indies' greats, Lara and Holding, are not the best of friends.

During the MCC lecture, Lara spoke about how he was "embarrassed" by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the West Indies in the 80s and 90s.

He specifically spoke about an incident that took place during the series against New Zealand in 1980, when Holding kicked the stumps in frustration.

"Michael Holding decided he was no longer a cricketer, he was a footballer and he kicked a stump. I am sure the occurrences during that period had a big effect on cricket," said Lara at Lord's.

While Lara took the opportunity to slam Holding yesterday, the "whispering death" has accused the legendary batsman of "getting away with murder" during his reign.

Holding also aired his views about the much-hyped comparison of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, especially after the latter completed 30 ODI hundreds in the just concluded series against Sri Lanka.

"There is a long long way to go (before he gets close to Tendulkar's record) but he is certainly a great batsman," said Holding.

Asked if Kohli is a better batsman compared to Tendulkar or vice-versa, the Jamaican added: "Well, I don't like comparisons."

Though Kohli himself has said he is not chasing Tendulkar's mind-boggling 100 international hundreds, the 28- year-old already has 47 centuries to his name.

India have an envious Test record under Kohli with the team winning its eighth series in a row, albeit most of them were won in the sub-continent.

Holding said time will only tell if the current Indian team can win outside the sub-continent. The team has tough tours of England and South Africa lined-up next year.

"I don't know. They have to do it to prove it. The proof of the cake is in the eating. So we will just have to wait and see what they do (outside the sub-continent). You can't predict these things," Holding said.


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India vs Afghanistan, one-off Test: Afghanistan fight back as India reach 347-6 on Day 1
Afghanistan not nervous about Test clash with India, says skipper Asghar Stanikzai
Amelia Kerr slams 232* to break 21-year-old record in Women's ODIs
Defending champions Germany arrive in Russia for World Cup
Navdeep Saini replaces Mohammed Shami in Test team against Afghanistan
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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