From dnaindia:

Chappell and Flintoff, former captains of Australia and England respectively, were among those to criticise Gayle's conduct.

But Gayle, in an extract from his autobiography published in The Times on Monday, said of his remarks during the Melbourne Renegades' match against Hobart Hurricanes: "I meant it as a joke. I meant it as a little fun. I didn't mean to be disrespectful and I didn't mean it to be taken serious."

Flintoff responded on Twitter by saying Gayle had made himself look a "bit of a chop".

But Gayle, in his autobiography, said: "The only chop Freddie (Flintoff) knows is when he used to bowl short to me and I would chop him past backward point for four."

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    Hint: How can a pork chop carry on? May 28 '16 at 16:17
  • This is tagged british-english, but is it maybe indian-english? (Honestly, I have no idea. Athletics is Greek to me, and I can't even figure out what sport they're talking about. Cricket? Football?) May 28 '16 at 20:59

Do you know what a pork chop is?

A chop is a small flat piece of meat usually cut from a sheep or a pig.

But perhaps you don't know that this piece of meat is usually heavily beaten from both sides with a help of a special metal hammer to make it soft. The main character of your question is a cricketer, who was interviewed by a woman journalist. His behaviour was considered to be disrespectful and he was "beaten" by his colleagues on the net. That's why one of them called the cricket player "a bit of a chop".There's also a saying "carrying on like a pork chop at a Jewish wedding" meaning "a person exhibiting inappropriate behaviour".

The other meaning of chop is

to strike (a ball) with a short heavy blow, as if cutting at something.

There's such a strike in cricket and Gayle (our hero) tried to make a joke answering his colleague.

  • He meant Andrew looks like an attacker? May 29 '16 at 11:31
  • He meant "a cricket player knows only one meaning of the word "chop",that is a strike which gives you a maximum score."
    – V.V.
    May 29 '16 at 11:39
  • And F. meant his inappropriate behaviour.
    – V.V.
    May 29 '16 at 11:41
  • A chop is unlikely to come from a ship, a sheep is far more likely in that quote. In the UK lamb chops from younger sheep are popular.
    – Sarriesfan
    Apr 16 '17 at 10:15

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