Gayle was speaking to journalist Mel McLaughlin during a Big Bash League T20 match in Hobart on Monday.
“To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush baby,” he said.
He then said his teammate Dwayne Bravo was buying him a meal because his “pockets were empty”.
He also retweeted a comment from broadcaster and cricket fan Piers Morgan, who said he was “outraged at the outrage” at Gayle being “a bit cheeky to a female TV reporter”.
Gayle has said he is sorry, but that the reaction was “out of proportion”.
Apparently making light of the episode, the cricketer later tweeted a photo of an empty bed, saying he was tired.