Thursday, 14 May 2009

The Gayle-Strauss Wars

It all began with Chris Gayle saying he "would not be so sad" if Test cricket died out. He also said he can't "take on too many things" and that he'd be handing over the captaincy soon. Then things got lukewarm in the nasty department:

“I have liked Twenty20 since it came in. I like it. Who doesn’t? Maybe a couple of the Englishmen wouldn’t like to play Twenty20.”

First of all, excellent attempt to get a subtle dig in there. Secondly, WHAT THE FUCK? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TWENTY20 THE ENGLISH PLAY? DO YOU?

Andrew Strauss responded with a fairly innocuous:

"It's quite a personal situation for him because he only came back a couple of days before the first Test match and he's had some criticism for doing that. If I was a team-mate of his and I was walking out to play a Test match tomorrow you probably don't want to hear your captain saying that he doesn't value Test cricket very highly."

Gayle just seems quite tense about it all. In his first interview he also said:

"Maybe Andrew Strauss would be sad if Test cricket dies and Twenty20 comes in because there is no way he can make the change. So tough luck. It doesn't concern him. Tell him don't sleep with Chris on his mind, tell him get Chris off his mind."

Because Strauss just can't get Gayle out of his mind?

Chris Gayle has since come out and said he actually isn't going to resign and that we "misinterpreted". Yeah. Right.

"I just can't get you out of my head," Andrew sings, complete with a sultry wink.


"Boy your loving is all I think about," continues Freddie, getting his Kylie on.


Damith S. said...

Oh man this has been fucken hilarious, We at flyslip are all over it too.

Gayle totally losing it aint he. Dissin test cricket too.

He is dead to me now. Dead ya hear!

Amy said...

He's not dead to Freddie's favourite appendage.

But he does seem to be having a mental breakdown of sorts. Someone needs to blame the IPL soon for the scenario to be complete.