Chris Gayle: ‘You’re with men. You’re good-looking. What do you expect?’

Chris Gayle: ‘You’re with men. You’re good-looking. What do you expect?’

The West Indies star is used to defending himself but insists the sexism row over his interview with an Australian TV reporter was blown out of proportion
Chris Gale

Chris Gayle

Earlier this year, before the World T20, the English cricket pundit Mark Nicholas dismissed Gayle and his team-mates. In a breathtakingly arrogant and nonsensical phrase, Nicholas wrote: “The West Indies are short of brains.”  

“That drove us even harder,” Gayle says. “How can you disrespect the West Indies when we were so dominant in world cricket for so long? We have to face it ourselves because our own board don’t defend us. So we have to fight our own war in the middle against these allegations about West Indies having no brains. How can you jump to that conclusion? It shows no respect. They smile at you – while trying to destroy you in the media.

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