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.