Sir Vivian Richards, West Indies cricket legend, has rebuffed Chris Gayle’s claim that he “has zero respect” for Curtly Ambrrose. This is after Gayle had previously said that Gayle was “definitely not an automatic choice to start” in the ICC T20 World Cup. It will begin in Oman and the UAE on October 17.
Ambrose, the formidable pace bowler from West India, had pointed out Gayle’s poor form while he prepares to play in the T20 World Cup. The ‘Universe Bosss’ just scored 227 runs in 16 T20Is this year, an average of 17.46.
Ambrose stated that Gayle was not an obvious choice to start on a Barbados radio station. He has been struggling for other T20 franchises and the West Indies over the past 18 months. He hasn’t been able to score any significant scores in the few home series that we have played. Gayle retorted, saying that he looked up to Ambrose when he first joined the team. But now I speak from the heart. Since he retired, I don’t know what he had against Chris Gayle. I’m not sure if he is seeking attention or if he is just expressing his frustrations in the media, but he is receiving it. I’m just giving him the attention he wants and needs. You can tell me personally and let him know that Chris Gayle (the Universe Boss) have no respect whatsoever for Curtly. Vivian Richards came to Ambrose’s aid and said that “Sir Curtly is entitled to speak”. He added that Gayle should work harder than Ambrose.
Richards stated that Curly’s opinion was his own and that he’s entitled. He is as accomplished as Chris Gayle at high levels. It’s important to respect the words of someone who has been an achiever in the same sport you represent.
Richards said, “If I were Chris, the best way I would see it would be to put my mind on what it would take to make it happen because it’s not Curtly because so many people would have their criticisms of Gayle.”