Chris Gayle slams media; says he is inspired by himself and asks critics to kiss his “Black Rass”

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle, whose self-confidence often borders on self-obsession and invariably lands him in the middle of controversies, has again created a stir by bashing the media on a social media platform. In an emotional outburst on his official Instagram account, he posted a lengthy message that showed his arrogance, self-obsession and absolutely no remorse whatsoever for his acts. From claiming he builds Twenty20 (T20) leagues around the world to slamming the media, he did it all.

He also shared an image of himself with the message — “My idol & the person who I look up to and also want to be like when growing up as a kid is in the picture”. Gayle further went on to criticise the media for blowing his ‘Mel McLaughlin’ act out of proportion and also sarcastically thanked his haters. Also Read: Chris Gayle continues facing more accusations, denies ‘exposing’ charges, may not play BBL in future

He further went on to criticise current and former players for not standing by his side and speaking for him when it mattered. The obvious reference was towards former England star Andrew Flintoff, who had criticised Gayle on Twitter. Gayle didn’t spare him and minced no words in letting his fans know how disappointed he is.

He ended the message by promising to return back to Australia to play cricket, thus putting the doubts regarding his return to Australia to rest. Here read his full message:

  (My idol & the person who I look up to and also want to be like when growing up as a kid is in the picture)Thank you Renegades and the entire Australia for the love & support!! Ppl think I may have played my last innings in Aus but my memory with the fans will live on forever!! I build leagues around the world and Big Bash is one of them. ‘Give the ppl what they want ‘. Thank You Kunal ‘Gold Bat’ Sharma, you’re an absolutely legend!! Piers Morgan, Thank you for your support champion! Thank you to the entire Crown and Olsen staff for the hospitality I had a blast, Thanks Ross! The real ppl who stand by Gayle worldwide through the so call BS against me in the media, Thank You! To the MEDIA, Thank You all so! The Haters, I Thank you even more. I think a lot of past and present cricketers who smile in front my face could’ve have there say In the public when my so call issue was going on, but y’all don’t have the BALLs to stand firm when it matters – but yet when u see me you’re like, Chris that’s BS against you, it was blown out of proportion smh…don’t tell me, tell the media and public! The past cricketer who say I make myself look like a chop, the other who claim I was no good to the youngsters while playing for the thunder, the next one who said he expect that sort of behavior from Chris – Y’all can kiss my ‘Black Rass’ I love Australia and I will be back again even for the oi oi . Don’t forget to check out the song #WeHeroes . #UniverseBoss   A photo posted by Chris Gayle (@chrisgayle333) on

In what could be his last game ever in BBL, Gayle smashed the fastest fifty in T20 cricket by equalling Yuvraj Singh’s feat and getting to the milestone from 12-balls, against the Adelaide Strikers. After his outburst on Instagram, he clarified to fans through that he isn’t the “World Boss” anymore but the “Universe Boss”.

Can you keep this guy out of action?