Gayle hits back at sexism critics

Chris Gayle has responded to the criticism he received from fellow cricketers following his sexist comments during a live interview in last season’s Big Bash League, with Andrew Flintoff, Chris Rogers and Ian Chappell all coming under fire in an extract from his new autobiography.

In January, Gayle was fined $10,000 by his club, Melbourne Renegades, after propositioning Channel Ten’s pitch-side reporter, Mel McLaughlin, during a mid-match piece to camera, in which he first asked McLaughlin out for a drink and then responded to her visible unease with the words, “Don’t blush, baby”.

Despite the controversy that ensued, Gayle remains unrepentant five months down the line. “Now T20 is different,” he writes, in a serialised extract of his book Six Machine, published in the Times. “It’s not Test cricket. It’s chilled and fun and let’s do things different. So when Mel asks me that question I…

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