Gayle was fined $10,000 by Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Renegades and infuriated Cricket Australia officials at the start of the year.
The Jamaican slugger earned widespread condemnation for attempting to flirt with Ten Network’s McLaughlin on live TV, infamously telling her: “Don’t blush, baby”.
“A lot of things have occurred from a simple comment, a joke, a simple joke. It seems it went out of proportion,” Gayle said in a bumbling apology.
Gayle then teed off at critics in a bizarre and explicit rant on social media once the BBL season finished.
Currently in the United Arab Emirates taking part in Pakistan’s T20 league, Gayle revisited the episode unprompted.
“Cheers Tom. Don’t blush, Tom,” Gayle said after an interview with pundit and former Australia player Moody.
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