West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has lashed out at former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan for his alleged role in the batsman’s fallout with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.

Ahead of this year’s CPL, Gayle wasn’t retained by Jamaica Tallawahs and the southpaw is of the opinion that Sarwan created differences between him and the team.

"Sarwan, you are worse than the global pandemic right now," Gayle said in the video uploaded on his YouTube channel.

"What transpired with the Tallawahs, you have a big part to play because you and the owner are like this (very close). You were the one at my last birthday party here in Jamaica, giving a big speech about how far we have come.

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"Sarwan, you are a snake. You are so vindictive. You are so immature. You still stabbing people in the back. When are you planning to change? Don't even consider seeing the 'Universe Boss' and saying ‘Yo Chris' because I am telling you this straight up, that's it," he added.

In turn, the hard-hitting batsman will represent St. Lucia Zouks in the 2020 CPL season, playing under the leadership of Darren Sammy and head coach Andy Flower. Gayle represented Tallawahs in the first four editions of the tournament before playing for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the next two seasons.

He returned to Tallawahs in the previous season, but the move backfired after his alleged falling out with the franchise, which prompted him to move to St. Lucia for this year’s edition.