West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who sparked a sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television, has found himself in the midst of a controversy yet again after boasting about his 'very, very big bat' in an interview to a female journalist.
Chris Gayle. Pic/Chris Gayle's Instagram account
The interview, that was conducted by journalist Charlotte Edwardes from British newspaper The Times, took place in Bangalore where Gayle has been playing with the Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League.
Edwardes wrote the 36-year-old 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."
"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'," Edwardes wrote.
Little preview of that Chris Gayle interview in tomorrow's Times Magazine. pic.twitter.com/VHJgesXDld— Josh Burrows (@JoshRBurrows) May 20, 2016
Gayle also said Jamaicans were "more relaxed about sex. We're not so hung up about it. This is what people like doing. It's no big deal."
The West Indies batsman claimed thousands of women threw themselves at him as he was "damn good-looking".
"Ten t'ousand women will throw themselves at me. The fact is that I am damn good-looking," he said.
Asked if he threw himself at women, he sighed: "Your questions, you suck me dry."
On the topic of equality, Gayle said, "They (women) have more than equality. Women can do what they want. Jamaican women are very vocal. They will let you know what time is it, for sure."
He added, "Women should please their man," and said, "When he comes home, food is on the table. Serious," although if she also works, "they share" and it is down to the "first person home".
Gayle has a baby daughter with Natasha Berridge, his girlfriend of 10 years. (View photo)
He said he would change a nappy, but on cooking, "no", and cleaning, "That is not going to happen."
Gayle made headlines in January when he attempted to flirt with Australian television reporter Mel McLaughlin during a live interview. (Watch video here!)
Gayle said he was happy to be speaking to McLaughlin "just to see your eyes for the first time" and suggested they go for a drink afterwards, adding, "Don't blush, baby".
He was fined over the incident by his Australian club Melbourne Renegades.
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