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5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air

Deeptesh Sen
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With the rise of social media, cricketers have to be extra careful about how they conduct themselves as every action of theirs is scrutinised minutely. Since cricketers are very often celebrities idolised by millions, they have to be more responsible about their opinions and actions.Cricketers very often make stray comments on television and try to get away with it in the name of being funny. But most of these actions are evidently not funny, especially when they put others in a situation of visible discomfort and pain.Here are 5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air. Both past and present cricketers have been included in this list.

#1 Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle BBL 2015
Gayle's interview with Mel McLaughlin courted much controversy

Chris Gayle has been all over the news of late making headlines for the wrong reasons. Gayle who scored a quick fire 41 off 15 balls for the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL courted controversy for his objectionable comments on air while being interviewed by Channel 10 presenter Mel McLaughlin.

Gayle said, "I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well. That’s the reason why I’m here, just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice so, hopefully, we can win this game and have a drink after. Don’t blush baby.”

The fiery southpaw has been under pressure from all quarters and has also tried to apologise for his comments. This is not the first time Gayle has made controversial comments on air. He had made cheap advances towards another reporter while being interviewed before a Jamaica Tallawahs match against the Antigua Hawksbills.

On being asked how the pitch felt on that occasion, Gayle had replied, “Well I haven’t touched yours yet, so I don’t know how it feels.”

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