Chris Gayle and controversies are two sides of one coin. The swashbuckling cricketer always manages to court controversy no matter where he goes or what he does. The Royal challengers star is under severe criticism for asking a female cricket presenter for a date live on air.
After finishing his innings for the Melbourne Renegades in their Big Bash League game with Hobart Hurricanes, Ten Sport’s Melanie McLaughlin approached him for a brief chat.
Responding to McLaughlin’s questions on Gayle’s approach to the innings the batsman said: “I just wanted to have an interview with you as well, that’s why I batted so well.”
With McLaughlin visibly unsettled by Gayle’s comments, the big Jamaican added: “Your eyes are beautiful, hopefully we can win this game and then we can have a drink after as well. Don’t blush baby.”
The TV anchor shrugged off the overture adding: “I’m not blushing.”
Former England captain, Andrew Flintoff was quick to criticize Chris Gayle for his bizarre approach to the post-match interview.