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Chris Gayle: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Chris Gayle Finds Ego Blocking His Way

What he said (via FoxSports):

"They have let ego get the better of them.”

Chris Gayle elucidates the continuing standoff between him and the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB).

Gayle said:

I would love to (be playing for the West Indies) but I cannot see it happening at this point in time.

They have let ego get the better of them. But who knows what the future holds?

It’s a sad situation. I am at the top of my game at this particular time of my career but I am not able to be taking part in international cricket.

Things are at a breakdown between the WICB and myself and that is very unfortunate. But a man has to do what a man has to do.

Cricket is my livelihood and I am doing the best I can. I am exploring alternative routes for my career while this situation continues. I am happy with this. It is much better than sitting at home doing nothing.

Gayle will be making his debut for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL) partnering David Warner at the top of the order.

On Warner

Gayle believes that Warner is the best T20 batsman after him.

Apart from me? I have to give it to Warner.From the time he made his debut until now, he has been one of the most exciting batsmen in Twenty20 cricket. He is a beast. He is explosive and dangerous for any bowler. I was very happy to see him make his Test debut.

It is always good to see an attacking player like him at the top of the order.

What he really meant:

“It’s not my pride impeding progress; ergo, their ego.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Dr. Ernest Hilaire and I will be having a nice quiet Christmas barbeque Down Under—this Christmas.”


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