New Delhi, May 21: Months after he courted controversy by flirting to a female Australian TV reporter during a Big Bash League Twenty20 match live, West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle has done it yet again.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener fanned the flames again on Saturday (May 21) in an interview to a female journalist from a British newspaper touching on sex, women and equality.
Gayle, one of the most feared batsmen in world cricket, boasted about his "very, very big bat" and asked journalist Charlotte Edwardes from The Times if she had ever had a threesome.
The interview is set to provoke reaction from cricketing circles and beyond.
As per an AFP report, the 36-year-old Jamaican said women enjoyed "more than equality" and insisted his countrymen took a relaxed view about sex.
The West Indies batsman said women threw themselves at him in their thousands, explaining he was "damn good-looking".
The self-confessed joker boasted about having "a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld", adding, "You think you could lift it? You'd need two hands."
Edwardes wrote: "He asks how many black men I've 'had', goading me when I deflect the question, and whether I've ever had a 't'eesome' -- 'I bet you have. Tell me'."
Earlier in January this year, Gayle was fined Australian dollars 10,000 for "inappropriate" and "disrespectful" comments to a female TV reporter.
Left-handed Gayle, who was playing for Melbourne Renegades, told "Network Ten" journalist Mel McLaughlin that they "should go out for a drink" after the match, on live TV. He later told her, "don't blush, baby".
Facing flak from all corners, the left-handed batter later apologised over his "joke" flirt with female TV presenter.