New Delhi: Chris Gayle was angry and fuming at current and former cricketers for not standing by him when he was roundly criticised for flirting with a TV presenter Mel McLaughlin, during an interview at the Big Bash League.
The swashbuckling West Indian had drawn flak from all corners when he openly flirted and asked out channel 10 presenter Mel McLaughlin during an interview.
It led to former Aussie cricketer 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 showed what he keeps doing always and went out of BBL on a high with a 12-ball 50. He went on to equal the record set by Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh. Sadly, Gayle's side Melbourne Renegades could not make it to the summit clash.
Reports state that he might not return to play at the BBL.
This is what he had to say in his post in Instagram.
(My idol & the person who I look up to and also want to be like when growing up as a kid is in the picture)Thank you Renegades and the entire Australia for the love & support!! 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 . 'Give the ppl what they want '. Thank You Kunal 'Gold Bat' Sharma, you're an absolutely legend!! Piers Morgan, Thank you for your support champion! Thank you to the entire Crown and Olsen staff for the hospitality I had a blast, Thanks Ross! The real ppl who stand by Gayle worldwide through the so call BS against me in the media, Thank You! To the MEDIA, Thank You all so! 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 BALLs 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 smh...don't tell me, tell the media and public! The past cricketer who say I make myself look like a chop, the other who claim I was no good to the youngsters while playing for the thunder, the next one who said he expect that sort of behavior from Chris - Y'all can kiss my 'Black Rass' I love Australia and I will be back again even for the. Don't forget to check out the song #WeHeroes. #UniverseBoss