SYDNEY: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was slammed by commentators during Australia’s Big Bash League, for turning back his fellow opening batsman Tom Cooper.
Gayle became the point of discussion after his shameful comments for Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin during an live interview, was slammed by commentators for refusing to take what appeared to be an easy single for his Melbourne Renegades team against Sydney Thunder late Monday.
He was criticised by the match commentators for turning back his fellow opening batsman Tom Cooper, who was keen to take a run in a format where one run can mean the difference between a win and loss.
“This is the most unbelievable, ridiculous cricket I’ve ever seen,” said former Australian Test skipper Ricky Ponting.
“Sometimes in cricket and in life you get what you deserve, and he got what he deserved there.”