Chris Gayle had stern phrases for Curtly Ambrose after the previous West Indies quick bowler stated that the batter would not be his computerized choose within the West Indies XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which begins on Sunday in UAE.
Gayle hit again at Ambrose saying he has “no respect” for the previous participant and that he’s “finished” with him.
“I am speaking about Curtly Ambrose. I am singling out Curtly Ambrose, one of your own. I highly respected him when I came into the West Indies team,” Gayle informed The Island Tea Morning Show, a radio station in St Kitts, on Tuesday.
“When I just joined the team, I looked up to this man. But I am now speaking from my heart. I don’t know what, since he retired, what he had against Chris Gayle. Those negative things he has been saying within the press, I don’t know if he is looking for attention, but he is getting the attention. So I am just giving back the attention which he requires and which he needs.
“I can let you know personally, and you’ll let him know that Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, have no respect for Curtly Ambrose in any way.”
Gayle, who was part of the 2012 and 2016 World Cup-winning teams, added that if former West Indies players “proceed to be detrimental” and not support the team, then the “Universe Boss goes to be disrespectful, disrespectful verbally of their face”.
“I’m completed with Curtly Ambrose,” Gayle, 42, said. “I have no respect, any time I see him I’ll inform him as properly — ‘Stop being detrimental, assist the crew forward of the World Cup.’ This crew has been chosen and we want previous gamers to assist us. We want that, we do not want detrimental vitality. In different groups, their previous gamers assist their groups, why cannot our personal assist us in a giant match like this?
“We have won the tournament twice, and we will be going for the third title. The team has seen what is happening. It is going to reflect on the team. I am not going to take anything from any senior player. Curtly Ambrose pull your socks up, alright? Support for West Indies, ok? Support West Indies, that is the thing.”
Last week, Ambrose spoke about Gayle’s latest lack of kind going into the World Cup. Since the beginning of 2021, Gayle has accrued simply 227 runs in 16 T20Is, averaging 17.46 with a lone fifty to his title.
The opener had left the IPL bubble to remain recent for the worldwide match after enjoying simply two matches – the place he scored 1 and 14 – for the Punjab Kings within the UAE leg of the match. Before the IPL, Gayle had scored 165 runs at a median of 18.33 in 9 matches for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots within the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Though Ambrose felt that if Gayle will get going, “he can still be destructive”, he stated 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,” Ambrose stated on a radio discuss present in Barbados. “When you look at his exploits 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.”