Gayle irked at Emirates for refusing to let him board flight

Manchester: West Indies' Chris Gayle addresses a press conference on the eve of their World Cup 2019 match against India at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on June 26, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Barbados:  West Indies’ star batsman Chris Gayle on Monday lashed out at a leading airline company for not allowing him to board a flight for which he had a confirmed ticket.

Gayle also wrote on social media that he had a business class ticket but was asked to travel in economy.

“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,” Gayle tweeted.

The 40-year-old dashing southpaw, widely called ‘The Universe Boss’, last played for the Windies in an ODI in August this year. He smashed 72 off 42 balls at a strike rate of 175.60.

Gayle is West Indies’ leading run-getter in ODIs with 10,480 runs from 301 matches. West Indies is slated to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Afghanistan, starting November 6.