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West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle and girlfriend Natasha Berridge were blessed with a baby girl on Wednesday.

Gayle made the announcement on social media.

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“We would like to welcome the arrival of our beautiful daughter ‘Blush’ to this world 2 hours ago, Thank God,” he said in an Instagram post.”The greatest gift and feelings anyone would want. Great experience witnesses every bit of it.”

The star also used the platform to laud his partner.

“Have to give my blessings to Tasha, strong woman,” Gayle said.

Gayle’s reference to his child as ‘Blush’ may raise 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.


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