Chris Gayle is at it again.

The controversial superstar has taken to social media to slam his former employers over a proposed pay dispute, citing he hadn't been paid for his Big Bash season in 2015/16 in over a year.

Gayle was released from his contract and was fined $10,000 by the Melbourne Renegades after making suggestive comments to Mel McLaughlin in a post-innings interview early last year.

Gayle asked the reporter out for a drink - and was epically rejected - in what was one of the most cringe-worthy moments broadcast on television that year.

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West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle has described his controversial sideline interview with female reporter Mel McLaughlin as a "simple joke" with no offence or disrespect intended.

Gayle's departure from the Big Bash on less-than-favourable terms was a huge talking point among fans, and now it seems the towering West Indian hasn't even been paid for his efforts.

Gayle's rage appeared to have grown to a tipping point, tweeting his rage over not being paid to his 3.3 million followers.

"So why is it I can't get paid like all the others?" Gayle tweeted. "It's been one year now and I need my money ASAP!"

It's not the first time the Carribean six-hitter has taken aim at Australia in a bizarre social media post, either.

Gayle marked the one year anniversary of last summer's controversy by calling on Australia to "lighten the ph**k up" on social media.

The big-hitting West Indian posted an Instagram video on Wednesday afternoon poking fun at the reaction that followed his comments to then-Channel 10 host Mel McLaughlin.

The video itself showed Gayle suggestively dancing with a female dancer. It has since been deleted.

Gayle's former side put on a clinic in their clash against the Brisbane Heat on Friday night.

In a see-sawing match in hot, humid conditions at the Gabba, the Renegades won on the final ball, with Heat tail-ender Mitch Swepson run out at the non- strikers end - after a third wide delivery of the over by Luke Rimmington. The Heat did not need to run but Swepson's communication mix-up with Mark Steketee proved costly.

It was a bizarre and breathless way to finish but it will do for the Renegades, who remain in the hunt for a top-four spot, although they need other results to go their way to qualify for next week's semi-finals.

Sent into bat, the Renegades set the hosts a target of 200 to win after openers Aaron Finch (71) and Marcus Harris (48) combined to punish some loose bowling from the Heat's pace attack.

Brisbane looked every chance of hauling it down - at least during skipper Brendon McCullum and Alex Heazlett's sizzling second-wicket partnership of 71 off just 27 balls, which put them right on track.

Heazlett was the first to go, holing out on the square leg boundary after hitting 28 off 12.

Then McCullum (64) succumbed to heatstroke in the 11th over, collapsing and vomiting next to the pitch, and was caught out the next over to leave the Heat at 3-119.

They never regained their momentum after that, despite gallant attempts from Ben Cutting (35) and Joe Burns (35), who smacked back-to-back sixes in the last over but fell trying to chase a third.

The sell-out crowd of 35,112 was a new record for domestic cricket at the Gabba. And they certainly got their money's worth, with both teams explosive during their batting powerplays.

McCullum was the pick of the batsmen, hitting six fours and three sixes, and reaching his half-century off just 18 balls.

But the Renegades' slow-bowling brigade, led by Brad Hogg (1-18) and Sunil Narine (2-38), successfully applied the brakes on Brisbane's innings.

- with AAP