Metro – West Indies star Shannon Gabriel has been caught up in a homophobic storm after Joe Root called out the fast bowler for on-field comments he apparently made in St Lucia.

Summary

  • West Indies star Shannon Gabriel has been caught up in a homophobic storm after Joe Root called out the fast bowler for on-field comments he apparently made in St Lucia.
  • England were convincingly beaten in the opening two Test matches of the series, but Root pulled out a captain’s performance on day three at the Daren Sammy Stadium to put the tourists in the driving seat in the third Test.
  • While Root scored 111 not out to give England a lead of 448, the 28-year-old’s heroics were perhaps overshadowed by an incident involving West Indies paceman Gabriel.
  • Tensions appeared to boil over as Root and Joe Denly frustrated the West Indian bowlers and a verbal exchange was picked up on television via the stump microphone.
  • The mics did not catch Gabriel’s initial comment which provoked Root’s reaction but umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena warned the West Indian for foul and abusive language.


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