Gayle has taken aim at West Indies selectors after his match winning performance over South Africa in a T20 clash.
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Chris Gayle has slammed the country’s selectors after Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were left out of the West Indies’ 15-man World Cup squad.
Gayle smashed 90 runs off just 41 balls as the West Indies chased down a world record total of 232 to claim a four-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday to a 2-0 lead into the three-game series.
His incredible performance came after Faf du Plessis slogged his way to an incredible 119 off 65 to post the highest score by a South African in a T20 international.
After the win however, Gayle took aim at Windies selectors for omitting both Bravo and Pollard from the World Cup squad.
“I’m so glad to win the series. I wanted to win this so bad,” Gayle said.
“There is always a twist. I woke up this morning and saw the World Cup squad. No Pollard and no Bravo and I felt really, really hurt deep inside and that is the reason why I wanted to win this series.
“We have the best team here and to see those two guys excluded is sad for West Indies cricket.
“If they really believe in our ability then those two guys should be in West Indies cricket, in South Africa for the 50-over tournament and the World Cup squad.
“It’s sad but I’m really glad to win this.”