West Indies legend Chris Gayle lashed out at Emirates Airline on Monday for not allowing him to board a flight despite having a confirmed ticket.
In a tweet, Gayle wrote that "So disappointed @emirates, I have a confirmed flight and they gonna tell me that they are over booked, WTF! Not only that, @emirates want me to travel economy when it's a business class ticket - so now I have to travel on a later flight! Just ridiculous @emirates!Bad experience."
So disappointed @emirates, I have a confirmed flight and they gonna tell me that they are over booked, WTF! Not only that, @emirates want me to travel economy when it’s a business class ticket - so now I have to travel on a later flight! Just ridiculous @emirates!Bad experienceð¡— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) November 4, 2019
Gayle, also known as the Universe Boss, commands a massive fan following. And fans were soon to empathise with their favourite cricketer.
You don’t want to upset the universe boss. Correct this immediately Emirates, get this man a universe jet— Jack Downes (@jdownesbcfc) November 4, 2019
This is an insult to the universe boss. #boycottemirates— ` (@FourOverthrows) November 4, 2019
Either this means that you are human too , or that the airlines do not care about Superhumans as well— Nitin Bhandari (@nitsindia) November 4, 2019
Emirates better not mess with the Universe Boss— Sudrish Khan (@SudrishK) November 4, 2019
Over booking is worst thing to happen on a flight journey . This happened to me with @IndiGo6E , while they have given me a voucher, but the travel plan goes for a toss. Wish the authorities be fair to those who have booked in advance @AAI_Official— Master of None !! (@Jackofall_India) November 4, 2019
He last played in an international match in August, in an ODI against visiting India at Port of Spain, scoring 72 runs off 42 balls in a losing cause.
With nearly 2000 international runs, Gayle holds records for some of the most fascinating feats in cricket -- besides being the only player to score a triplet of centuries - a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.