Chris Gayle sent Twitter into meltdown after the T20 gun for hire's comments directed at Big Bash commentator Mel McLaughlin divided social media.

McLaughlin's fellow BBL commentator and former England all-rounder 'Freddy' Flintoff was one of the first to react on Twitter to Gayle's sideline serenade.

"I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well,' Gayle said on live television to McLaughlin," Gayle said after being dismissed while playing for the Renegades.

"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."


Punters hurriedly joined the chorus slamming Gayle's "chauvinistic" behaviour.

But Aussie footballer Tim Cahill and a number of sports stars and journalists were a little more forgiving.