New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle could find himself in hot water yet again after his latest interview to a female journalist touching on sex, women and equality.
Gayle boasted about his "very, very big bat" and asked Times Magazine's Charlotte Edwardes if she had ever had a threesome.
The interview is bound to provoke reaction from cricketing circles and beyond.
Little preview of that Chris Gayle interview in tomorrow's Times Magazine. pic.twitter.com/VHJgesXDld
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The 36-year-old Jamaican said women enjoyed "more than equality" and insisted his countrymen took a relaxed view about sex.
The West Indies batsman said women threw themselves at him in their thousands, explaining he was "damn good-looking".
The self-confessed joker boasted about having "a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld", adding, "You think you could lift it? You`d need two hands."
Edwardes wrote: "He asks how many black men I`ve `had`, goading me when I deflect the question, and whether I`ve ever had a `t`eesome` -- `I bet you have. Tell me`."
On the subject of women, Gayle said women should have and did have equality.
"They have more than equality. Women can do what they want. Jamaican women are very vocal. They will let you know what time is it, for sure," he said.
He added: "Women should please their man," explaining: "When he comes home, food is on the table. Serious," although if she also works, "they share" and it is down to the "first person home".
Gayle has a baby daughter with Natasha Berridge, his girlfriend of 10 years.
He said he would change a nappy, but on cooking, "no", and cleaning: "That is not going to happen."Gayle said Jamaicans were "more relaxed about sex. We`re not so hung up about it. This is what people like doing. It`s no big deal."
The interview took place in Bangalore, where Gayle has been playing with the Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League.
"I haven`t had a shag since I been here," he said.
"Ten t`ousand women will throw themselves at me. The fact is that I am damn good-looking."
Asked if he threw himself at women, he sighed: "Your questions, you suck me dry."
Gayle made headlines in January when he attempted to flirt with Australian television reporter Mel McLaughlin during a live interview.
Gayle said he was happy to be speaking to McLaughlin "just to see your eyes for the first time" and suggested they go for a drink afterwards, adding: "Don`t blush, baby".
He was fined over the incident by his Australian club Melbourne Renegades.
Gayle insisted: "It was a joke. She knew that. That`s who I am, the joker."
Gayle appears to have hit form at the right time for the Virat Kohli-led RCB. After a disappointing start to the campaign, the left-hander was back to his brutal best in the last couple of games.
RCB play Delhi Daredevils in a must-win game on Sunday.
(With Agency inputs)