Did Chris Gayle just name his first child 'Blush'?

By James Matthey for news.com.au

Chris Gayle in action. Photo / Getty Images
Chris Gayle in action. Photo / Getty Images

Please, God, let it be a joke.

We've already got North West (thanks, Kim and Kanye) and Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay-Z), so the world doesn't need another couple trolling it by calling their kid something that will make everyone question the existence of all that is good and sacred on this Earth.

But according to an Instagram post today, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle did just that.

After leaving the IPL to be with his partner for the birth of their first child, the big-hitting opener left everyone gasping for air when he welcomed their baby daughter "Blush" into the world.

That's right, Blush - best known for its appearance in the infamous "Don't blush, baby" line delivered to Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin at a Big Bash game last summer. The line that saw him fined $10,000 and slammed from all quarters for his unprofessional conduct.


"We would like to welcome the arrival of our beautiful daughter 'Blush' to this world 2 hours ago, Thank God. #GoodHealth&Strength," his caption read.

"The greatest gift and feelings anyone would want. Great experience witnesses every bit of it. Have to give my blessings to Tasha, strong woman #Amen."

But for everyone screaming out, "Say it ain't so, Chris," there was relief on the way.

Indian and West Indian media reports suggested Gayle was in fact having everyone on, and he was actually the proud father of a baby boy. A boy not named Blush.

Jamaica's The Gleaner reported Gayle had a son, while Sportskeeda quoted Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Sarfaraz Khan as saying, "Gayle has become a father, so he has gone home to visit his family and son."

ABC journalist Andre Leslie also said Gayle's social media post appeared to be a joke.


Come on Chris, just confirm it was all a joke and give us our faith in humanity back.

- news.com.au

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