Gayle plans to cash in on defamation case
New Delhi [India], Nov 10 (ANI): West Indies batsman Chris Gayle plans to tell the story of his defamation case against an Australian media, but has asked for a huge amount for it.
The defamation case against Gayle by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories alleged that he exposed himself to a female massage therapist during a Sydney training session in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
The 38-year-old won the case last month, as the jury at the New South Wales Supreme Court found that Australian media had failed to establish the truth of stories surfaced against the cricketer.
The Jamaican on Thursday took to Twitter to announce bidding of his story and set the lowest price of it at 300K US Dollar.
The tweet read, "I have a very interesting successful story to tell!! It can be an exclusive 60mins interview or y'all just have to wait on my next book! It's about what transpired in court and behind the scenes in Australia, how they went to bigger heads to get me ban..."
The former Test captain also announced that he will reveal about his court days and how he was used as a scapegoat.
The cricket icon further said, "How they want to use me as a scapegoat over a interview-I'll tell you what I do every day after court, believe me, when I break this down to y'all it will be like a movie! No holding back! Biding starts at US$ 300K for this interview! So much to say & I will!"
Gayle wrote that he was never scared of the media and decided to fight the case until his last breath.
"Even what transpired in the mediation couple weeks before court...they take me lightly but I never scared of the media! I was ready to fight until my last breath! Who ready for my story just let me know..you will have to visit Jamaica ???? for this interview!," his tweet read.
The reports by Fairfax Media followed an uproar after the big-hitting Caribbean batsman attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter during a broadcast interview, asking her out on a date before adding the 'Don't blush baby' remark. (ANI)
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