Professional cricketer, self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ and certified troller Chris Gayle has marked the anniversary of the now infamous ‘Don’t Blush Baby’ interview with an Instagram post telling Australia to “lighten the phuck up”.
In characteristic form, Gayle posted the message alongside a video filmed at the ULTRA Carnival on the Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis, where he and wife Natasha Berridge engage in an original Jamaican dance called “daggering”.
For the uninitiated, the dance purports to be as explicit as it sounds, incorporating dry sex, wrestling and other forms of frantic movement to create quite the viewing for your average weekday.
The video is one of many Instagram posts Gayle posted throughout his time at the festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, engulfed by colourful costumes and provocative dancing.
Gayle saturated Australian headlines last year after a post-innings interview with former Channel Ten journalist Mel McLaughlin went viral during his Big Bash game with the Melbourne Renegades. During the exchange, Gayle asked McLaughlin if she wanted to come out for a drink with him, before quickly adding “don’t blush baby”.
“I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here,” he said at the time. “Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice.”
As a result, the batsman was fined $10,000 by the Renegades and was made to apologise to McLaughlin.