New Delhi: You cannot keep West Indies' brutal batsman Chris Gayle out of news for long. The left-hander, who often makes headlines with his blistering knocks, has landed into a controversy after he was seen flirting with a female reporter on national television.
Gayle, who is currently playing for Melbourne Renegrades in the Big Bash League (BBL), made inappropriate remarks to Mel McLaughlin, a reporter with the official broadcaster of the league, in an interview during his side's victory over Hobart Hurricanes at Bellerive Oval.
When McLaughlin asked the 36-year-old about his 15-ball 41, the West Indian said, "I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well," Gayle said to McLaughlin, when asked about how aggressively he had batted. "That's the reason why I'm here, just to see your eyes for the first time. It's nice so. Hopefully we can win this game and have a drink after. Don't blush, baby."
Here's the video of the incident:
— Vishal Bhalla (@vishy_punditry) January 4, 2016
Anthony Everard – head of Big Bash League, didn't waste any time and slammed the batsman through a statement on Twitter.
Statement re Chris Gayle on air comments tonight. pic.twitter.com/Zq6xn8fquW
— Anthony Everard (@BigBashLeagueHQ) January 4, 2016