Cricketer Chris Gayle is at it yet again, igniting new controversy with disparaging comments directed towards teammates and cricket legends alike in his autobiography, Six Machine. Nothing like a little innuendo in a book’s title to tip the nature of the literature betwixt the covers.
An excerpt published in The Times featured Gayle claiming that his chatting up of sideline commentator Mel McLaughlin during a Big Bash League telecast was appropriate, because it was T20 and not Test.
The modern age of political correctness run amok resulted in Gayle being fined $10,000 by the Melbourne Renegades and earned him criticism in bucket loads from former teammate Chris Rogers, who played alongside Gayle for the Sydney Thunder.
Gayle had comments of his own for Rogers, which should provide for an interesting dynamic when the two will be club Mates at Somerset in the upcoming season.
Gayle also had some opinions to express in his book regarding Ian Chappell’s call for a worldwide ban on Gayle, noting that Chappell was not always a paragon of propriety, referring to an incident where Chappell punched a cricket official whilst playing in the West Indies.
Andrew Flintoff was also targeted by some entertaining Gayle vitriol for Flintoff’s admission of having been run off while batting for England after having taken the ultimate performance-enhancing drug, Viagra, the night before the match.