West Indies superstar Chris Gayle has blasted Ramnaresh Sarwan for the alleged role played in his exit from Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League. Last year, Chris Gayle had expressed his public desire to end his career with Jamaica Tallawahs, However, the franchise didn’t retain the WI opener who was later signed by St Lucia Zouks as a marquee player.
In a video posted on Youtube, Gayle says, “Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now. 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.”
Gayle added, “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.”
The squash bucking opener reveals Sarwan was highly unpopular among the players and Team Captain Andre Russell. Sarwan was an assistant coach at Tallawahs back then. “When I left Jamaica Tallawahs, that team was a high-spirited team. (But) the number of complaints I used to get when I wasn’t there, the number of problems they had with Sarwan – Russell was the captain at that time – the amount of problem that Sarwan and the captain have…so many players were traumatized because of Sarwan,” Gayle said.
The 40-year old revealed Sarwan’s ambitions to be the head coach, something Gayle advised him against. “I told Sarwan directly that ‘Sarwan, you have no experience being a head coach. It is not an easy job,” Gayle recalls.
Chris Gayle also claims that his community meeting in Guyana might have triggered his removal from the CPL team. Gayle adds, “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 personally,” he said.