Chris Gayle ‘Explodes’, Calls Ramnaresh Sarwan ‘Snake’ Worse Than ‘Coronavirus’
West Indies opener Chirs Gayle on Tuesday called his former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan a “snake” and “worse than coronavirus” in a three-part video uploaded on his Youtube channel.
He blamed Sarwan for his release from Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.
“Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now,” Gayle said after his move to St Lucia Zouks franchise where he will be playing under the leadership of Darren Sammy and head coach Andy Flower.
“What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you were the one who gave a big speech at my birthday party about how far we have come. Sarwan, you are a snake. You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are so vindictive, you are still immature, you are back-stabbing.
“In everybody’s eyes, you acted as if you were this saint, this good person…. Sarwan, you’re evil, you’re wicked, you’re poison. You let a thing like this transpire,” he said.
Here’s what happened
Gayle, 40, started his CPL journey with Jamaica Tallawahs and played for them in the first four seasons. In the next two seasons, he played for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and came back to Tallawahs in the previous edition. He said that he signed a three-year contract with the franchise because he wanted to end his career with Jamaica.
“I told Sarwan directly that ‘Sarwan, you have no experience being a head coach. It is not an easy job,” said Gayle.
He also accused 39-year-old Sarwan of imposing restrictions on players and being biased.
“The amount of lies this guy told on the players. Sarwan wanted to put curfew on the players when the games were 8 ‘o’clock at night…he wanted to know why there were so many Jamaicans on the team. You take it upon yourself and say too many Jamaicans on the team.”
His visit to a community meeting arranged by Guyana’s Minister of State Joseph Harmon could be another reason for his ouster, said Gayle.
“This is all coming from one visit to Guyana. Apparently, Guyana had their election and the minister invited me to his community and the other side, which the owner is a part of as well, got offended and they all take it personal,” he added.