Chris Gayle thanks supporters, tells critics 'Kiss my Black R#%$'
The world has not heard much from Chris Gayle since he came under fire for asking a reporter out for a drink during an interview.
But now that the star cricketer has exited Australia's Big Bash League with a new record for the fastest fifty in T20 cricket, he seems to have more time on his hands to address his supporters and critics as well.
In an Instagram post, Gayle hailed all "the real people" who supported him when he came under fire for the now infamous interview with Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin.
"Thank you Renegades and the entire Australia for the love & support!! Ppl think I may have played my last innings in Aus but my memory with the fans will live on forever!! I build leagues around the world and Big Bash is one of them," said Gayle who also singled out big names like Kunal Sharma, managing director of Spartan (that recently gave Gayle a golden bat) and renown journalist Piers Morgan for their support.
"Thank You Kunal 'Gold Bat' Sharma, you're an absolutely legend!! Piers Morgan, Thank you for your support champion!" Gayle said.
But it was Gayle's message to his critics, "the HATERS", that has made headlines all over the world.
"I think a lot of past and present cricketers who smile in front my face could've have there say in the public when my so call issue was going on, but y'all don't have the BALLs to stand firm when it matters - but yet when u see me you're like, 'Chris that's BS against you, it was blown out of proportion' smh...don't tell me, tell the media and public!" Gayle ranted.
"The past cricketer who say I make myself look like a chop, the other who claim I was no good to the youngsters while playing for the thunder, the next one who said he expect that sort of behavior from Chris - Y'all can kiss my 'Black R#%$'," Gayle stated.
He ended the post on a more optimistic note, stating that he loves "Australia and I will be back again."