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Gayle slams 'disrespectful' ECB for sacking Pietersen

March 09, 2014 17:33 IST

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has reportedly slammed the ''disrespectful'' English Cricket Board (ECB) over sacking of his buddy Kevin Pietersen from the England team.

Gayle said that he was disappointed with the manner Pietersen bowed out of international cricket, as it was disrespectful.

According to the, Gayle also sad that it is sad to see big player, who has made an impact around the world, to go out like that and added that for a top player like Pietersen a chance to retire and walk away from the game should be provided regardless of what is happening.

Gayle also said that he would miss him personally as Pietersen is an easy wicket for him and is also sure that the fans would miss him too adding that he would try to entertain the fans.

Although, Pietersen and Gayle have reportedly been welcomed back into the Windies squad with open arms, after signing a new central contract for the first time in three years, Pietersen is just a gun for hire.

Gayle, who has had problems with the West Indies Cricket board and also had injury problems, said that he is keen to play all the three formats of cricket for West Indies, the report added.

Image: Kevin Pietersen and Chris Gayle

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