Gayle says he has ‘no respect’ for Sir Curtly

West Indies player Chris Gayle.
Associated Press / Rick Rycrof; File

Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has lashed out at Sir Curtly Ambrose

after the fast bowling legend said the batter would not be his automatic pick in the West Indies XI for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which started in the United Arab Emirates and Oman last week.

Sir Curtly Ambrose. Associated Press, File
Gayle hit back at Ambrose saying he has “no respect” for the former player and that he is “finished ” with him.
“I highly respected him when I came into the West Indies team,” Gayle told a radio station in Barbados recently.
“I don’t know what, since he retired what he had against Chris Gayle. These negative things he has been saying about me in the press, is if he is looking for attention. I am just giving back the attention, which he requires and which he needs,” Gayle said.
Though Ambrose felt that if Gayle gets going, “he can still be destructive,” he said “the batter hasn’t done much in the last 18 months to convince me that he will set the World Cup alight.”
“For me, Gayle is definitely not an automatic choice for starting. Over the last 18 months he has struggled not only for the West Indies, but other T20 franchises. The few home series we played, he hasn’t had any scores of significance,” Ambrose noted.
Gayle, 42, was part of the 2012, 2016, World Cup winning team.

 

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