Chris Gayle found himself under fire from critics ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup. One of them is Curtly Ambrose, who has sharply criticized Gayle. Still, Gayle had the answer to that "I can tell you personally and you can let him know that Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, have no respect for Curtly Ambrose whatsoever," Gayle (42) told a radio station, The Island Tea Morning Show "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. 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," Gayle said, as quoted by cricbuzz "I will respond but I want to absorb the things he said, get my thoughts together and I will message you when I am ready to respond,"
Gayle, however, was not so rude in his address and believes that Ambrose should be the one to support the team, not someone who will spread negative energy.
"I am finished with Curtly Ambrose. I have no respect, any time I see him I will tell him as well -- 'Stop being negative, support the team ahead of the World Cup.' This team has been selected and we need past players to support us."
"We need that, we don't need negative energy. In other teams, their past players support their teams, why can't our own support us in a big tournament like this? Obviously, Gayle will change his mind if things like this continue to happen in the future "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." "If the past players continue being negative, I am Chris Gayle Universe Boss is going to be disrespectful, disrespectful verbally in their face.
In the media as well. 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."