Chris Gayle used Instagram to give his opinion on the barrage if criticism the West Indian had to face after the now infamous sideline interview with Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin.
In the post on Instagram, Gayle went on to slam the former cricketers and other critics who spoke against the big West Indian for his controversial comments to McLaughlin on live TV. Gayle was fined $10,000 by his team Melbourne Renegades for openly flirting with McLaughlin.
Later, the destructive opening batsman apologised in front of the media and added that he meant no harm, while insisting it was "just a joke."
Gayle was criticised by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, retired Aussie batsman Chris Rogers and former Australia captain Ian Chappell among others. Several women journalists labelled the West Indian player "a creep" for his sexist comments on TV.
Rogers told ABC Grandstand, ""From my time at the Thunder, I was very disappointed in his attitude and his behaviour and I've never been a fan since."
Watson had commented saying,"that behaviour is fairly expected."
Flintoff tweeted this after Gayle's controversial interview:
The West Indian left-handed batsman, before leaving Australia after his stint with the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League ended, took to social media to show his true feelings, while thanking the fans for their continued support. He also stated about his wish to come back and play in the BBL next season.
Check out the Instagram post here: