Sorry Sri Lanka, but it's definitely ours-Gayle

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Chris Gayle, whose powerful batting laid the foundation for a West Indies semi-final win against Australia yesterday, is predicting his side will emerge victorious when they meet Sri Lanka in the finals of the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Gayle batted throughout the innings to be unbeaten on 75 before the West Indian bowlers ripped the heart out of the Aussie batting as the Caribbean side prevailed by 74 runs.

"I am very happy with the team win and I think this world cup is going to be ours. Sorry Sri Lanka, but it's definitely ours," Gayle said in a post match interview. "The support is going to be more West Indian support. Definitely we love Sri Lanka but sorry Sri Lanka it's West Indies all the way."

Hosts Sri Lanka, who beat West Indies earlier in the tournament, defeated Pakistan by 16 runs on Thursday to reach the finals of the competition.

"We know what to expect," said Gayle.

"We had a chance to play against them in the preliminary game. I think the final will be a good final, but West Indies (will come out) on top, definitely."

Gayle, starved of the strike at one stage in the semi-final, fostered a trio of partnerships with big-hitting all-rounders Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo that eventually created a one-sided contest. Samuels helped set up the innings with 26, Bravo scored an aggressive 37 and Pollard hit 38, which included three sixes.

"It was a good performance from the team. We needed this victory so badly. Australia was actually playing good cricket, so to come here and turn the tablec is very pleasing." said Gayle.

"I didn't get much strike, but I told myself once I am here to the end I am sure the guys will bat around me, and get a good total on the board". (trinidadexpress)
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  • Zakir Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:10 AM

    Sorry Gay-le! You're only as good as your last game, against Sri Lanka =)

    Dinesh france Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:06 AM


    DJ Hilton Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:07 AM

    Keep your bags packed buddy...

    Jan Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:08 AM

    If Malinga does not drop it

    Vik Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:14 AM

    Somebody nail the cop to a wall in the SLC, quick!!!

    Pramod Fernando Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:16 AM

    Ha Ha.... kata kata............

    kiribanda Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:29 AM

    Dear Mahela - If you need a win try to hide Malinga from the boundry line. He has shown his poor fielding to the whole world recently. sorry for his poor catching style.

    dcold Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:10 AM

    Hi Gayle,
    We are not Like Indians or Pakistanis.
    It doesn't matter who ever win the match as far as its a good match.
    So go for your fire work. We will match it one-to-one

    Ravi Seneviratne Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:05 AM

    Gayle force will be a spent force.

    A.P.S.A.ABEYSURIYA Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:23 AM


    silva Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:34 AM

    cup is going to west indies, wait for another 48hrs

    African Jungle Saturday, 06 October 2012 10:37 AM

    We will send lions to jungle

    TOTO Sunday, 07 October 2012 11:19 AM

    Malinga will not go for 1st over, wait and see, probably a spinner, like Mendis as a surprise move from Jayawardana.

    TOTO Sunday, 07 October 2012 11:21 AM

    Not may be a good batsman, he is marvelous batsman.

    manoj k Sunday, 07 October 2012 02:38 AM

    sri lanka will win the world cup.

    Anver Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:12 AM


    chandler Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:07 AM

    Good Gale force! but you are giving adreneline to Sri Lankan troops.

    rishard Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:15 AM

    You will feel sorry you said this. This will be Sri Lanka's cup.

    Geff Boycott Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:23 AM

    Sorry guys, this cup is belongs to the team who is wining the toss & batting first. R.Premadasa pitches not ideal for chasing. Wait & See.

    Alister Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:29 AM

    Chris a Sri Lankans we like your entertainment. Wait for the day and lets see who will come out Champs. Brain vs Brawn

    Nihal Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:25 AM

    Chris...This is the only game I enjoyed..and that was Cricket...... it was so beautiful to watch, I loved to watch you play.......But S/Lankans are also good, and we could see some nice game.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:33 AM

    Your name says it all.. what more can we expect from YOU ?

    ANTON Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:29 AM

    Tomorrow you will definitely go for a duck to Maliga,s bowl.

    Mohamed Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:25 AM

    Gale dont jump the cart, you will be swept in the gale

    Gunaruwan Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:32 AM

    Sorry Gayle........whether you like it or not......Cup is not yours.........its our's........lions r lions

    thushara Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:28 AM

    That's the most humble way to put that up. If it was an indian, we know how this would turn up. Should be a good contest. May the best win.

    ERROL SENANANAYAKE Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:33 AM

    Gayle do not count your eggs before they are hatched

    ilyas iqbal Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:37 AM

    Mr. Gayle,
    You may be playing good cricket, but the CUP is our...! Sorry...!

    sir Don Batsman Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:33 AM

    Thanks Gayle for been carried away & sure Complacent will set in.

    senavi Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:39 AM

    Even in hay days WI batting was suspicious against variation

    mayura Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:52 AM

    west indies still there coz of sri lanka :P

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:39 AM

    Poor soul, inside he is scared. Anyhow, the better performance on the day will win.

    Naman Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:53 AM

    We can fix the match.
    How much you want to lose the match to the 'Hosts'?

    Mahela Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:35 AM

    Yes, you can dream, but you should accept that the result can be different from what you dreamed. You were the main pillar on which others built, that's why you are overestimated and we know how to deal with you. Other thing, ours is a team not individuals. Let's encounter on Sunday, We are so sorry of you.

    Chandana Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:35 AM

    Dream on it until they meet u !

    Rambo Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:58 AM

    You are day dreaming, surly tomorrow you will wake up.
    We will allow you to get learnt very good lesson
    Best wishes and sorry for you

    kalu Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:35 AM

    Sri Lankan have won against WI in the super eight, They will do it in the SUPER TWO on Sunday,Any good luck for WI.

    Yohan Perera Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:40 AM

    Who cares... People in Sri Lanka got much more important things to worry about...

    Lanka Lion - Sydney Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:02 PM

    Hope this is the beginning of the revival of West Indies cricket who have never beaten the ausies in any form of the game in nearly 17 years.

    habeeb Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:36 AM

    who ever win, we need the game of cricket witn the hearts of the people. and you made the tickets price go up for the finale. its a battle between the Lions & the black tigers of carebean. first two over will be interesting malinga vs Gayle two super heros...

    LIMO Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:37 AM

    Ha now stop inviting strangers to your hotel room because you need their company after the loss to get away with your sorrow of losing.

    Thomas Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:43 AM

    Dont be over confident , yet to be seen on Sunday.

    Fusion Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:43 AM


    rajaraja Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:22 PM

    Srilaka has so many time dreamed they know what they are talking

    kalu Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:43 AM

    What you expect will not come from Sri Lankans, It will be totally different with the Lunkan Supporters.

    RajasH Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:20 PM

    in this format of the game it's any one's title on the day.
    so congrats to WI and Sri Lanka to have come so far
    If on the it is indeed WI who lift the cup we will be happier that it's not the Australians or the Indians who have both deprived us of the ODI world cup

    MagodisThuma! Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:50 PM

    No No...He is talking about the girls found in his room at 5am !

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:47 AM

    A "gayle" force is not always powerful when it comes to a Tornado. Let us wait and see on Sunday!

    Manik Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:43 AM

    Sri Lankans always liked WI cavalier style of playing. However cricket is not all brawn. It is about 70% brain and 30% brawn. So watch out Mr.Galyle. The way Aussie played I wondered if they wanted WI in the final.

    mizzsweetzz Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:00 AM

    sorry West Indies the cup is ours..... via DM Android App

    Jay Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:45 AM

    True you are a STAR! But there's an old saying " DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY ARE HATCHED". Sri Lankans are determined & great fighters and they always have super strategies for match winners! So watch out " Gayle Force"..

    Notharismama Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:46 AM

    Mr Gayle we have SWAT teams like:
    "Australia's only hope was that under Sri Lankan law, a clean catch would allow the policeman to commandeer the bike and ride onto the square to arrest Gayle for a public order offence."

    Special provisions are being enacted right now to promulgate such actions to law by sunday morning!

    Go lions go & win the tournament.

    Faizar Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:00 AM

    sorry WI..... will c...... via DM Android App

    Laminate Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:49 AM

    But keep it in mind, that you going to play in our soil, so definitely its going to our.....

    MagodisThuma! Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:09 PM

    Mr Gayle... We are not worried about win or defeat...Bottles are can see how drink tomorrow... that's our hobby !

    Rexy Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:55 AM

    Hey Gayle, Your over confidence is good, but do not under estimate our Lion Heros. Things can change unexpectedly. Rex

    Chams Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:12 PM

    Gayle, Was that what those three British girls were telling you in your room the other day?

    kassa Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:58 AM

    this cup will be yours if the match held in the moon, gay,le....

    mohan lal Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:00 AM

    Surely west indies will win. there is no doubt about that. most of the time our fellows are hopless and we can not trust them

    LANKAN LIONS Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:56 AM

    Gayle, wishful thinking, but SL Lions will come at you harder and defeat by a huge margin, including a quick fire century from Dilshan. Win or lose we booze...

    mithraya Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:02 AM

    Simple, Brain Vs. Brawn. Ultimate result is SL wins.

    Soma weera Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:03 AM

    this is not a real cricketing...the real cricketting government is playing good cricket with public stomach. thats the real cricket

    spore Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:00 AM

    Gayle, mind your we sri lanka is always in the winning mood. Sorry for your kind words

    Manu Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:44 PM

    Yes.. cup is yours..Gayle.. for the runners up T20 (Will advcie ICC to make a small cup for the runners up).

    Gam Pappa Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:02 AM

    what stupid conclusion? Did not you watch the matches between Pak Vs SA, Aus Vs India, Pak Vs India????

    What a mad statement?

    peeda mossa Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:45 PM

    You may know what to expect, Chris, but what you get may not be in your wildest dreams.What we want is a ding-dong battle with a possible cliff hanger finish, and not a "gale " turning to a cool breeze. "Que sera sera "

    Rexy Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:04 AM

    Hey Gayle, I agree that your performance is commendable, but remember that you cannot underestimate our brave Lions. Shall watch and see.

    Gangnam Style Monday, 08 October 2012 06:41 AM

    See the quality of comments above. Shows Lankan attitude. Even one Said Windies talent is Monkey's talent. You truly deserved a utter defeat like this. Mature up!

    mahmoud Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:11 AM

    Hi, Gayle
    u are my favourit batsman, but sorry dear... but cup is ours... sorry..

    Buddhi Kasun Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:16 PM

    We'll see Gayle.. And what kind of name is it.. Gayle? Yeah! I think we get the idea..

    ANTON Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:15 AM

    Gayle is day dreaming

    DUWI Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:26 PM

    Sorry Gayle, You will Fail.

    Bagalawathie Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:26 PM

    It takes only one ball from Ajantha Mendis to send you back to the pavilion , Gayle.

    piss Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:31 AM

    Hay Gayle, you are a hell of a man. I adore your way of demolishing bowlers. But that won’t be taken for granted. Sri Lanka is prepared for you. Be careful, don’t be so superstitious.

    dave Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:32 AM

    Gambling has come to Home. Houseowner will never leave it lose.
    That is the story.

    mohamed Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:44 AM

    wait and see Gayle.our lions will give you all a bread and dhal.

    zeeshan Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:53 PM

    we were beaten by the lankans but my team is still srilanka.go for it,
    best of luck from karachi Pakistan

    Nilanga Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:45 AM

    Well..... Good luck to you Gayle ......
    We love West Indies ..... but sorry brother, this time it's ours....
    We are the Champions.....
    It's the game of the Lions this time !!!

    M.I.MUSTHAQ MOHAMED Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:45 AM


    WarElephant Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:50 AM

    Haha gayle force winds!!!

    Faris Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:55 PM

    Win and loose is part of the game we Sri Lankan dont take sports as reveange, end of the day team play better will win we are happy to reach the final. good luck for both teams.

    sajath Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:46 AM

    Wait Baba and We'll see Who will say sorry to whom?

    Soththiya Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:49 AM

    U were superb ystday Gayle. That cup is meant to be ours, so just keep ur mouth shut :) Anyways, thanks for the Australia vs. India match at Katunayake. he he.

    Sudu kella Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:51 AM

    Gayles will be controlled by the lions, dont worry.

    srilankan Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:57 AM

    Hey Gayle,

    You are sure to be treated as a VIP when you walk in to bat. Remember what happened to shane warne .............
    you and your big mouth going to walk back to the pavilion as small as a mice .............Hooo.....Hoooooooooooooooo the sri lankan way

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:54 AM

    Its okay mate, we have no issues who winning the trophy as long as itsa not the Indian or the aussies. We have shown the world our talent time and again.

    Junior Citizen Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:19 PM

    Thank you Chris for introducing the victory dance to the game- Tomorrow our eleven will perform it by 10.15 PM.

    Malaka Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:02 AM

    Dream Comes True.doesn't matter who wins the match

    humaid reyal Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:30 PM

    sorry west indies and unluckey gayle this not at your home ites in srilanka so ites not easy for u srilanka befor we so three times finals ites not at home but this time becose at home srilanka are the champions and srilanka need number one in t20 ranking at the moment if they win then five compernsive win 1st world cup in 16 years

    shama Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:01 AM

    ur overconfidence.....may lead to ur downfall mr .gayle....sorry its ours...............................not yours

    Game Kolla Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:01 AM

    Gayle may be a good batsman....but we have a superior team.
    We will be the winners.. Best wishes for srilankan team.

    Kiwi Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:13 AM

    All these matches are divertionary tactics manipulated for money. Just wait and see the price hikes on monday morning while the attention is on the T20 Cup!!!!

    Ananda Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:14 AM

    Well said Calistus !

    Weerasoma Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:15 AM

    Don't bring politics into everything you goon !

    lal Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:15 AM

    Mr gayle, you are great bat and even greater an OPTIMIST! But how good are you against high quality spinners? Never mind if you go for a duck tomorrow, but you are most welcome in Sri Lanka to try crab, prawns, watalappan, arrack .... anytime!

    mervyn perera Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:23 AM

    Gayle is angry because sri lankans MSD cops went and disturbed him and his team mates in the hotel when they were having some good fun with some english beauties. Sorry Gayle. This time sri lanka gale will blow you out of this island. The cup is for sri lankans..

    sam Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:00 AM

    over confidence is not good for health brother chris via DM Android App

    Ralph Anthony Kern Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:24 AM

    We will all see for ourselves on Sunday, who will have to be sorry, where you will be sorry for making such comments.

    sri lanka player Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:04 PM

    no no gayle you'r wrong best is our national please get up go shutting.

    lalith Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:30 PM

    I am sure Gayle is joking. If not he is not a calibre of a man who undermine well balanced team like SL. WI is strong in batting but we are on our day a well balanced team with a team spirit high lead by a great captain. But all depend on toss and the luck because both team will not give up till the end. But this time SL people has no worries whoever become victories because we love West Indians but not Indians or aAussies.

    Amila Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:39 AM

    Gayle is Gayle, Others are Failed!
    R.I.P Aussies! (Simply How to kill a kangaroo,,,,just send a Caribbean)
    On Sunday: Match of malinga vs."Gangnam" Gayle on Graceless pitch.
    Phase is off and Spin is on
    With some class players on both sides

    Can’t wait till Sunday!

    Ranil Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:39 AM

    What a pompous statement to make! especially when taking on the hosts! I sincerely hope he gets to swallow his pride and eat some good ol sri lankan parippu tomorrow! :)
    No Sri Lankan player would ever make this kind of a statement! Moda gona!!!

    Lakshman Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:42 PM

    Hello gayle man you can see our winning dance at 10.15 pm as telling junior citizen and also u can see our drinking volume.

    Fazli Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:46 AM

    Only Almighty Allah knows whose what ! But judging by past records coupled with overflowing home advantag we have an edge over you Mr. Gayle

    Nimal Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:50 AM

    Chris, you will not be able to perform your now famous ganganam dance tomorrow. That's for sure.

    Ami Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:57 AM

    U'll owe a public apology once you go back and address the media :-)

    MULKIRIGALA Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:55 AM


    terence Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:56 AM

    Cheeky guy this fellow Chris Gale He could not even play our spinner.and that how he will go.130 is all windies will get.

    Jinn Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:04 AM

    Gayle don't day dream of winning... Lions will roar and bounce more powerful than you think.. SRI LANKA IS THE WORLD CHAMPION Mind it.

    Matta Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:09 AM

    Both the teams are so good and are discipline. We audience shall be able to see a good game. Yet noted to be significant that Sri Lankans participating for any game are hard to be defeated, so is cricket here. Hence, in contrast with the team, this will not be a big game for the Sri Lankan team to be defeated. So Cup is in the hands of Sri Lankans!!

    Anura Gunawardane Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:07 AM

    We really love the way you play your game with lot of passion and entertainment. Most Sri Lankans would not be very Sad loosing to WI than any other to our neighbours or Aussies But Sorry Chris you will not get more than 10 runs tomorrow and we take the cup

    Geff Boycott Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:22 AM

    MR. Game Pappa, those matches you're referring were early matches played in deference pitches, but as you watched carefully you would have get better thoughts. very dried and tired pitch as game progress ball didn't come to bat some balls stop, I can bet you if Mahela wins the toss he will elect to bat first.

    Sapumal Bandara Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:25 AM

    Its great to see WI reach the finals. Congrtas!


    Asaranakolla Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:23 AM

    Gay... after eating from Lions dance your "Gangnam Style" from our lions "Vannam Styles"

    nusry n.unit Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:27 PM

    hey gyle, dont talk to much before the final. Because lions talent is better than west indians monkeys talent

    lal Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:27 AM

    welcome to Freedom of Speech!

    Fair N Square Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:41 AM

    u mean do not count ur CHICKEN b4 they are hatched? ;)

    Mohamed Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:41 AM

    Good joke MR.Gayle....

    Fair N Square Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:46 AM

    HA HA , he is playing a phsycological game here first and then wants to play the real game.. NOT smart Gayle... but a good try... This tactic is so stale now... bring on a new one..

    S.Kajarajah Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:03 PM

    sri lanka will win world T20 cup!

    kingasanga Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:00 AM


    dias Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:01 AM

    Sorry Mr Gyle, Cup is ours, Yours is a day dream. be [patient till to-morrow.

    ane Gayle Saturday, 06 October 2012 12:00 AM

    ane bung Gayle via DM Android App

    dias Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:04 AM

    I am 100%sure chris will trap LBW or bowled by kula.

    wickremasinghe dilip Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:53 PM

    Win or loose we booze,we are Srilankans.Dilip from Paris.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:32 AM

    Day deraming? Team batting first will win most of the tmes. But Gayle will score less than 5 runs. Even WI bat first, maximum they will get is 125. We will score that in 16 overs. Wait and see.

    Psycho Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:49 AM

    My prayers are with West Indies, my the blessings of the triplle gem be with you.

    May our lions lose.

    Saman Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:58 AM

    Hey Gayle Maan, wake up. Mendis #1, Mendis #2, little Dananjaya, Dilshan and Herath will sping a web on Sunday.

    Lanka Muslim, UK Saturday, 06 October 2012 09:04 AM

    The result can be anything, but Gayle's statement is a confidence building one for his team-mates. Let us take it in that spirit.

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