Chris Gayle of the West Indies has made no secret of his disdain for another Caribbean legend, Curtly Ambrose. Notably, the former pacer stated that the left-handed batsman would not be his automatic selection for the West Indies Playing XI for the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 17.
While Gayle hasn’t been at his best in recent years, he is still one of the best batters in baseball history. On his day, the 42-year-old has the most runs, sixes, and hundreds in T20 cricket and almost single-handedly wins the game for his team.
When I first joined the West Indies team, I had a lot of respect for Ambrose: Chris Gayle
This is why Chris Gayle was named to the West Indian squad for the flagship tournament, which will take place in Oman and the UAE. However, when Ambrose insisted on not fielding Gayle in his first-choice XI, Gayle voiced his displeasure. The self-proclaimed Universe Boss stated that he had no regard for Ambrose and was done with him.
“I’m referring to Curtly Ambrose. Curtly Ambrose, one of your own, comes to mind. When I first joined the West Indies squad, I had a lot of respect for him “Gayle revealed this on The Island Tea Morning Show on Tuesday.
“I looked up to this man when I first joined the squad. But now I’m speaking from the bottom of my heart. I’m not sure what he had against Chris Gayle since he retired. I’m not sure if he’s wanting attention with the terrible things he’s been saying in the news, but he’s getting it. So I’m just giving him the attention he requires and deserves “He continued.
“I can tell you personally, and you can tell him, that Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, has zero regards for Curtly Ambrose. I’m done with Curtly Ambrose “He went on to say
The West Indies are the reigning T20 World Cup champions
It is worth noting that the West Indies are the defending T20 World Cup champions and the only team to have won more than one title. Furthermore, given their fearless brand of cricket, a number of cricket fans and experts have identified the West Indies as one of the teams to watch in this edition of the competition.
Gayle was a member of the West Indies’ previous victories in 2012 and 2016, and she hopes to lead the team to another world victory this year.
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