Cricket: Chris Gayle blasts former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has labelled former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan a "snake".

The relationship between the two former batting mates started to sour, when Gayle wasn't retained by Caribbean Premier League side Jamaica Tallawahs. 

Gayle alleges his non-selection is because Sarwan wanted full control of the team - something that was near impossible with a big personality like the charismatic left-hander on board. 

"Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now," Gayle sys in a YouTube video.

"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 big speech about how far we have come.

"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."

Gayle has been picked up by the St. Lucia Zouks for next season's campaign.