Sammy feels Gayle is targeted for no reason
West Indies all rounder Darren Sammy has backed Chris Gayle after the latter was accused of sexism and some lewd comments in an interview with a British daily.
“Chris Gayle is the universe boss, a team-mate of mine who I admire and respect. I just think people target Chris for no reason.’ said Sammy.
“To me, Chris is one of our cricketing heroes. He’s an entertainer, first, but a lot of people have jumped on his back,” Sammy was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
He added, “I always support Chris because of what he does on a cricket field. Yes, we have a responsibility to ourselves, and the people who watch us, but sometimes I feel Chris is a target for newspaper headlines.”
Chris Gayle made the headlines when he asked Australian broadcaster out on a date in a live TV interview and he repeated the same sort of things when he asked a British journalist a string of inappropriate questions during the ongoing Indian Premier League in India.