I've slept with 500 to 650 girls: Confession of a West Indies cricketer
"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," wrote former West Indies bowler Tino Best.
Best made the eye popping confession in his autobiography, 'Mind the Windows: My Story', of which MailOnline, had an extract.
According to said source, the book chronicles Best's love for women and the antics that came with being a celebrity sportsman.
"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." wrote Best.
"I'd go out, pick up a couple of girls and take them back to our hotel. A plush hotel with a professional sportsman: the girls loved it. Sometimes I'd take back four girls on one night! If that happened, I'd have to call one of the other lads for back-up to help me out," he added.
In the book, Best also explained that trying to outdo his teammates may have contributed to the number of women he has had sexual encounters with.
"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 forty. I was twenty four 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! He made me watch the Test matches and I used to feel so frustrated. All I did was play the tour games," he explained.
As if 'shagging' these women individually were not enough, he took the lifestyle a little further.
"I've had plenty of threesomes, or menages a trois, as I like to call them. One night I had three girls at once. That's the most I've ever done stuff with. I wasn't getting any play on the field in Australia – but I was at night. The greatest night of my life was in 2004. I had my first menage a trois in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Birmingham. Wow. I went for dinner with two beautiful girls and took them back to my room. That blew my mind," he confessed.
And while many sought to point fingers at Chris Gayle when he posted the picture of a strip club in his house, Best used his autobiography to put those accusations to rest.
"Now, Chris is good fun but he doesn't indulge in too much bad stuff. He's a good man, Chris. The most fun on a night out is Dwayne Bravo. We complemented each other very well when we played for the West Indies together. I'll give him an award now: he's the best wingman going!" he said.
And he also made sure to point out that his love for women and his encounter with hundreds of them should not be taken to mean he does not respect them.
"Don't get me wrong, I respect girls very much. I come from a family of strong women but in the Caribbean things are just more laid back and it's what people do. No-one was getting hurt, no-one was being led on and everyone knew where they stood."
For him though, he'd choose to get a play on the field any day, rather than get scores of play in a hotel room.
"The girls are great but the best thing about being a cricketer is the days on the field. Nothing can beat pulling on the whites of your country and going into battle. It's a feeling like no other. Some people ask me the worst thing about being a cricketer and, you know what? There isn't a single thing I don't enjoy," he said.