first_imgChris Gayle has made a special wish from Santa Claus on Christmas eve in his own typical style.Gayle, who is currently on a break from cricket, has asked for a fat bank account and a skinny body from Santa this year.”All I want is a fat bank account and a skinny body, please don’t mix it up again like last year,” Gayle wrote on Twitter.Dear Santa,All I want is a fat bank account and a skinny body, please don’t mix it up again like last year! #MerryChristmas https://t.co/Mvu5gajUXVChris Gayle (@henrygayle) December 24, 2018Gayle has been out of the selectors’ radar for quite some time now after having played his last international match for the West Indies back in July this year in the ODI series against Bangladesh in the United States.One of the most bankable and fearsome batsman to have played the game, Gayle has 9727 runs in 284 ODIs at an average of over 37 and has played 103 Tests, scoring 7214 runs at over 42.Controversies favourite child, the 39-year-old was recently awarded USD 220,000 (AUD 300,000) in damages over a defamation case against an Australian newspaper that claimed the West Indies cricketer had exposed himself in front of a female masseur during the 2015 Cricket World Cup.advertisementA four-person jury found out in October last year that Fairfax Media had not established the claims against Gayle. The T20 globetrotter had launched a defamation case against the Australian newspaper in 2016 following a series of articles that alleged indecent exposure.New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum said in awarding the payout that being accused of such conduct was “very damaging to Mr Gayle’s reputation”, according to a report in Fairfax newspapers.She added that Gayle’s evidence on hurt to his feelings was “surprisingly compelling”.Fairfax said it planned to lodge an immediate appeal.After winning the court case, Gayle tried to spark a bidding war for a tell-all interview on the case, promising that “when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie”.”Biding (sic) starts at USD 300K for this interview! So much to say & I will!” he tweeted to his then 3.75 million followers.last_img

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