West Indian cricketer Chris Gayles asks out TV news reporter Mel McLaughlin of Network Ten after scoring 41 runs for Melbourne Renegades, telling her ‘Don’t blush, baby’.
Chris Gayle is likely to be reprimanded after he used a post-match interview to ask out a TV news reporter live on air.
Gayle, 36, had just been dismissed having scored 41 off 15 balls in the Melbourne Renegades’ victory over the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League when he was approached for comments by the Network Ten journalist Mel McLaughlin.
She began by asking him about his innings but he quickly steered the conversation away from cricket, saying: “I just wanted to have an interview with you as well, that’s why I batted so well.” He then 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.”
McLaughlin attempted to laugh off the invitation by saying: “I’m not blushing.”