Chris Gayle led the Jamaica Tallawahs to the Caribbean Premier League title on Sunday, but perhaps his biggest victory came earlier this year with the birth of his daughter, nicknamed ‘Blush’.
On Sunday, Gayle celebrated the Tallawahs’ second CPL title as well as his newborn. With the finals all but decided – with the Tallawahs in command against the Guyana Amazon Warriors – Gayle marked his half-century knock by ‘rocking the cradle’.
After the game, he posted a photo of ‘Blush’ in a green and yellow ‘Jamaica’ outfit on Instagram with the caption, “‘Likkle but we Tallawah’ #CHAMPION”.
The cricketer last week shared photos of himself feeding ‘Blush’ with a milk bottle.
Gayle’s reference to his child as ‘Blush’ raised eyebrows against the background of the “Don’t blush, baby” controversy involving the cricketer earlier this year.
After scoring 41 from 15 deliveries for the Melbourne Renegades in a win over the Hobart Hurricanes in the Australian Big Bash League, the former West Indies captain suggested to television reporter Mel McLaughlin that the pair go out for a drink and made remarks about her appearance. He added, “Don’t blush, baby” during an awkward pause in the interview.
His actions were widely condemned as sexist and he was slapped with a US$7,300 fine.