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Chris Gayle leaves Big Bash League with a bigger rant

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 20, 2016, 1:51 am IST
Updated Jan 20, 2016, 1:51 am IST
Chris Gayle
 Chris Gayle

Melbourne: A fuming Chris Gayle has blasted current and former cricketers for not standing by him when he was roundly criticised for flirting with a TV presenter during an interview at the Big Bash League.

The marauding batsman had drawn flak when he asked channel 10 presenter Mel McLaughlin out for drinks during an interview.

The furore had blown up to such an extent that former Australia skipper Ian Chappell called for a ban against him.

The West Indian, after playing his last BBL match, posted an expletive-ridden rant on his Instagram account saying it was he who made Leagues, including the Big Bash League, and questioned his fellow players’ timid approach.

Gayle went out of BBL with a record-equalling 12-ball 50 even as Melbourne Renegades could not make it to the summit clash. It is widely believed that he may not be invited to return to BBL.

“Ppl think I may have played my last innings in Aus but my memory with the fans will live on forever!! I build leagues around the world and Big Bash is one of them ?? (sic),” the explosive batsman wrote .

“The Haters, I Thank you even more ????. I think a lot of past and present cricketers who smile in front my face could’ve have there say In the public when my so call issue was going on, but y’all don’t have the B**** to stand firm when it matters — but yet when u see me you’re like, Chris that’s BS against you, it was blown out of proportion (sic)??”

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