Gayle, Haddin quash feud

Brad Haddin (left) and Chris Gayle (right) seeing ‘eye to eye’ again.
Brad Haddin (left) and Chris Gayle (right) seeing ‘eye to eye’ again.

CANBERRA – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has stated that Chris Gayle and Brad Haddin have put their ongoing feud to bed as the Prime Minister’s XI prepare to host the West Indies in Canberra tonight.

Sydney Sixers captain Haddin initially sparked the big row last month when he questioned Gayle’s value to the winless Thunder.

However West Indies all-rounder Bravo today said Gayle and Haddin had put the disagreement behind them for the Manuka Oval match on Tuesday night – Canberra’s first ever day/night match.

“We are all teammates we are all friends,” the West Indies vice-captain said.

“Chris is a very easy going guy, a fun loving person.

“And I was fortunate to be led by Haddin when I played for the Sixers last year. He’s a lovely guy also.”It’s something they have both put behind them.”

Bravo also jumped to the defence of Gayle’s form, saying he was only one innings away from being back to his devastating best.

“We all know Chris is one of the best players in the world, you can’t hide that, and these conditions suit him,” Bravo said, referring to Gayle’s 146 off 89 balls against the PM’s XI three years ago.

I know obviously he had a bad Big Bash this year but the previous seasons he did well with the bat. I hope that people remember that and know that he’s still dangerous.”

Haddin was also quick to play down the row with Gayle.

“I think it will be all good,” he said.

“That was about a month ago. We’re here to celebrate the PM’s XI. That’s not in my thoughts anymore.”††

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