TELEGRAPH – Chris Gayle has come under fire after appearing to ask a female cricket presenter out on a date live on air.
The West Indies batsman had just finished his innings for the Melbourne Renegades in their Big Bash League game with Hobart Hurricanes.
Having starred with a blistering 41 off of just 15 balls in the Renegades’ successful run-chase, Ten Sport’s Melanie McLaughlin grabbed a few words with the main man.
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.”