The veteran West Indies opener, Chris Gayle, who is also a self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ on Monday lashed out at a popular airline named Emirates after they stopped him from boarding the flight. He is the leading run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs and in order to release his frustration, he took to Twitter and expressed that he had been told by the airline that they are overbooked, despite him having a confirmed ticket.
Gayle was also surprised by the fact that he had paid for a business class ticket and the airline wanted him to travel in economy class. Slamming the airline’s service as “ridiculous”, the veteran opener tweeted, “So disappointed @emirates, I have a confirmed flight and they gonna tell me that they are over booked. Not only that, @emirates want me to travel economy when it’s a business class ticket – so now I have to travel on a later flight! Just ridiculous @emirates! Bad experience”.
Taking note of Gayle’s post, the airline replied: “We’re sorry to know about this, Chris. Please DM us your booking reference and email address. We’ll check your options and let you know”.
We're sorry to know about this, Chris. Please DM us your booking reference and email address. We'll check your options and let you know.
— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) November 4, 2019
Gayle surpassed the record of the legendary batsman, Brian Lara to become the highest run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs in August, earlier this year. He has amassed as many as 10,480 ODI runs in his career so far, while Lara had scored 10,405 runs in the 50-over format. Chris surpassed that feat against India when they toured the Caribbean islands for three T20Is, as many ODIs and two Tests from August 3 to September 3, earlier this year.
The self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ ad previously announced that he will retire after playing the World Cup 2019 in the UK but later changed his mind and claimed that he had never announced his retirement.
After the game against India in Trinidad, he said, “I didn’t announce anything…any retirement.”