Chris Gayle Flirts With (And Embarrasses) Female Cricket Presenter On Live TV

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5:13 pm 5 Jan, 2016

We know that West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle is one hell of a batsman. He spares no bowler. And he lives like there is no tomorrow.


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But Chris Gayle had his foot in his mouth during a quick interview on the sidelines of a match of Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) in which he is playing for Melbourne Renegades.


Chris Gayle in action in the Big Bash League. Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Chris Gayle in action in the Big Bash League. Scott Barbour/Getty Images

While Ten Network reporter Mel McLaughlin was busy asking him about his swashbuckling 41 off 15 balls, Gayle continued to pass comments on her “eyes”.


McLaughlin was visibly embarrassed when Gayle made his pass. Yet the southpaw, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, continued unchecked telling her this:


The Australian TV presenter showed remarkable composure but immediately cut short the interview when Gayle made the “eyes” comment a second time.

Cricket Australia and the Big Bash league officials found the episode “inappropriate”. Chief James Sutherland said Gayle was not in a “nightclub” and his behaviour was “not cool”.

“I think that anyone who sees humour in that is misunderstanding and somewhat delusional about the situation,” Sutherland added.

Gayle has been fined by his team in the Big Bash League for Australian $10,000 (approx. INR 4.70 lakh).

He has issued an apology insisting that it was a “simple joke”.

“There wasn’t any harm meant in that particular way… It was a simple joke. The game was going on. Entertainment, things get out of proportion, but these things happen… We have to move on. Simple.”

McLaughlin has reportedly accepted Gayle’s apology but said that she did not expect to be in the centre of “such conversations”.

“(It’s) definitely a good thing people are talking. We want equality, we always want equality.”

Gayle is unlike any cricketer. He is known for his flamboyant lifestyle around babes and even a ‘strip-club’ at home.


So it is no surprise that Gayle found McLaughlin irresistible, though his remarks were definitely out of character.



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