Clashes between teammates isn’t a new thing in cricket, and sometimes the discords exist even after the players have hung their boots up. But, calling them even worse than the current novel Coronavirus pandemic which has been a global crisis? Yes, according to West Indies icon Chris Gayle, his former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan is nothing short of that.
Last year, Chris Gayle had a fallout with his Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs, and the destructive batsman holds Ramnaresh Sarwan accountable behind the dissension.
Speaking in his YouTube channel, Gayle took it out on the former Windies skipper. “Sarwan, you are worse than the Coronavirus right now,” the 40 year old lashed out at the Guyanese in the video.
Following his departure from the Kingston-based club in 2019, Gayle had joined St. Lucia Zouks. However, the all rounder holds grudge against Sarwan, who is the currently the assistant coach of the Tallawahs, believing him to be the perpetrator behind his fallout with the franchise.
Gayle continued, “What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you were the one who gave a big speech at my birthday party about how far we have come. Sarwan, you are a snake.”
Gayle played four CPL seasons with the Jamaica Tallawahs, and won two CPL titles in 2013 and 2016. Even though he departed from the club and joined St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2017, he returned as a marquee player for the Tallawahs in 2019, just before he had to head out of the club again.
“You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are so vindictive, you are still immature, you are back-stabbing. When are you planning to change?” the Jamaican added.
Gayle uploaded two separate clips on YouTube discussing his fallout with the Tallawahs, and in the second part he let out his displeasure on Sarwan. Check it out below-
The 2020 CPL season is scheduled to be held from 19th August to 26th September. Although there has been no announcement on any cancellation or postponement, there can possibly be a reschedule of the dates due to the COVID-19 crisis.