Former West Indies fast bowler Tino Best has revealed that he has slept with between 500 to 650 women from all across the world in his upcoming autobiography 'Mind The Windows: My Story'.
Best, who has taken close to 100 international wickets for the West Indies, has spared no details about his and his teammates' sexual exploits in this tell-all book.
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One of the excerpts from the book, as reported by news.com.au, read, “I love girls — and girls love me. I reckon I’m the best-looking bald-headed guy in the world. I joke about being the black Brad Pitt! “Everywhere I went as a cricketer, I’d talk to girls, date girls and sleep with girls. I reckon I’ve slept with anywhere between 500 and 650 girls, all around the world."
“Everywhere I went as a cricketer, I’d talk to girls, date girls and sleep with girls. I reckon I’ve slept with anywhere between 500 and 650 girls, all around the world.
“I had a beautiful baby called Tamani with my first love Melissa but things went bad with us. The lads had told me that, once I took wickets for Barbados, she’d come running back for me.
“I had done just that but she hadn’t. When she called it a day, I became a bit of a playboy. Put it this way: I was a man whore.
Best lived the best part of his 'playboy lifestyle' while touring the world with West Indies. In his book he says, "If I liked a girl, I’d go and talk to them — whoever it was. If I’d seen Beyonce and she was single, I’d have gone and introduced myself: ‘Hello, my name’s Tino. What’s yours?’ No girl intimidated me.
“I’d pick and choose who I wanted to date. I used to go on five or six dates a week, all with different girls.
“So, yes, I was a man whore. I’d have to juggle them round. One on one day, another on another day. I was young and loving the lifestyle.
Best and his team-mates used to have competitions based on sex. In his book, he says “We used to go on tour with the West Indies — and away with Barbados — and see how many girls we could enjoy.
“If I went to Australia and saw a nice-looking blonde, I’d want to date them. If I went to South Africa and saw a gorgeous brunette, I’d want to go out for a bit with her.
“I always used to tease my teammates and tell them that, if they didn’t play cricket, they wouldn’t get the girls. I’d get girls because I’m good looking, I’d joke!
“We used to have competitions of who could shag the most girls on tour. I think my record, on an eleven-week tour to Australia in 2005, was more than 40.
“I was 24 and I didn’t play a Test on that tour. The coach, Bennett King, didn’t fancy me one bit. He must have been the only one who didn’t!"
'Cricket never suffered due to sex'
Best said his huge appetite for sex did not affect his cricket. "Did any of this affect my cricket? No, not at all. I don't think it hindered me. There was no one who trained harder than me for Barbados or the West Indies.
"If I bring two girls back and have sex with them, I'll still be out there first in the morning working hard. I was smart about it and didn't get into any trouble.
"I respected that I played for my country and did everything I could - but I liked enjoying myself, too.
"People used to know me in Barbados but it was different abroad. A lot of girls recognised me and said I was familiar but they thought I was an American who played American Football or something.
"That suited me. I didn't tell them I played cricket for the West Indies. They just knew I was a professional sportsman and thought I must have been on vacation."
First Published On : Apr 21, 2016 23:40 IST