Chris Gayle, also known as the Universe Boss, turned 40 on 21 September, Saturday. The stylish left-hander received birthday greetings from all his friends and fans across the globe. But one such wish stands out amongst the others. That is of his Kings XI Punjab opening partner, KL Rahul.
KL Rahul tweeted to wish his Carribean friend and took a dig at him by saying: “Don’t blush baby”. Rahul was referring to an old controversy that took place in the year 2016.
Here’s his tweet:
Tournament: Big Bash League
Match: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades
Stadium: Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Tasmania.
Date: 4 January, 2016
Chris Gayle, after playing a blistering knock of 41 off 15 balls was giving a post-innings interview to Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin. While answering her questions, he kept on passing sexist remarks and that made the interviewer uncomfortable.
He said, “So hopefully we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby,” to the interviewer.
Soon after, people started reacting to this on social media. They bashed Gayle for passing such lewd remarks and requested the authorities to punish him for his actions.
Here’s a clip from that interview:
Chris Gayle Flirty Interview With TV Reporter Mel Mclaughlin pic.twitter.com/4B3hWDMM14— Cricket Fans (@99CricketFans) January 8, 2016
Twitter Reacts to KL Rahul
Rahul’s attempt to be funny was not appreciated by the Twitter community and they weren’t shy to share their thoughts with him, reminding him that he’d already gotten into trouble over his Koffee With Karan episode alongside Hardik Pandya.
Here are some of the reactions to Rahul’s tweets:
Doesn't KL Rahul not understand what he just tweeted. https://t.co/NXzkz5fBca— Clive (@vanillawallah) September 21, 2019
Ye phir phasega! Stay out of trouble, kid. https://t.co/kCwFXGMHx3— Vidula S. Menge (@Arey_Yaar) September 21, 2019
Glad we can laugh about it now. https://t.co/yjDRb2dNqL— Andrew Menczel ? (@amenners) September 21, 2019
Using a term that was nothing but sexist drivel from an entitled fool to wish that fool a happy birthday? This is still the same year that began with that storm you and your friend brewed, right?— Yash Jha (@jhayash) September 21, 2019
Sham. Shame. Please change your name. https://t.co/MV49L9gHY3
Wow! No filter installed yet, even after the way most of the year has passed. https://t.co/m797nUjKKL— Abhimanyu Sen (@abhimanyusen) September 21, 2019
Don’t blush, baby? https://t.co/mbJFRqCktB— Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast (@1tip1hand) September 21, 2019
This user literally fell short of words.
All one can say is that KL Rahul always finds a way to stay in news, though not for the right reasons. This year has not been good for Rahul at all. First the Koffee With Karan controversy followed by a string of low scores which cost him his place in the test squad for the upcoming test series against South Africa.
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