Chris Gayle is arguably one of the most celebrated cricketers of all time and perhaps the most recognizable face in the sport. His white-ball prowess has seen him smash various bowling attacks to smithereens with his immensely powerful hits, making him a much sought-after commodity in T20 leagues.
However, the swashbuckling opener has conceded the lack of respect given to him whenever he is unable to perform. Making his thoughts known during an explosive press conference following the end of his latest Mzansi Super League (MSL) stint, Gayle blasted his critics and mentioned how he is perceived to be the problem in franchise cricket if he has a brief string of failures.
“As soon as I don’t perform for two or three games, then Chris Gayle is the burden for the team. I am not talking for this team only. This is something I have analysed over the years playing franchise cricket. Chris Gayle is always a burden if I don’t score runs,” the ‘Universe Boss’ complained.